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The Lost Art of Journaling

Kurt Cobain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Andy Warhol, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan and Anne Frank---all did it. Every day or nearly every day, they participated in this one activity: they kept a journal. They took the time to make notes, to make reflections upon their lives. Journals afford us with the luxury of self-expression, pure unadulterated thoughts. You may write freely, and openly because you have an audience of one---yourself. This four-week course will illuminate the value of journaling and teach you how to start writing your own journal. We will also touch upon various types of journals: travel, diet, health, gratitude, writing, personal and a writer's journal. Consider this: "People who keep journals have life twice."--Jessamym West--

Instructor: Dawn Bollinger
Date: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13 Oct. 20
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Location: DH024
Cost: $69

The Art of Landscape and Portrait Photography

Want to know more about digital photography and taking better pictures without using Photoshop? This course is for the intermediate level photographer and involves photographing a subject for each class. The six weeks will cover elements of composition, mastering camera controls, exposure and lighting, and how to better photograph people, places, and things. You will also learn how to get the most from your camera, and the use of photography as a means of documentation and an art form.

Instructor: Tom Neumeyer
Date: Sept. 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7, 14
Time: 6-8:45 pm
Location: DH124
Cost: $69

Ballroom and Social Dance

In the mood to do something fun that is also good for you? This class will get your feet moving to the beat of a wide variety of music. No dance experience needed, just come prepared to have fun! Participants will start with the basics and work their way up to more flashy and complicated moves. Leading and following techniques are stressed throughout the course. Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.

Instructor: Mike Buerck
Date: 9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Time: 6-8:45 pm
Location: North Rec Center, Multipurpose Room
Cost: 1/$50.00, 2/$75.00

Guitar Building

Have you ever dreamed about building your own guitar? Join master guitar builder, Michael Davis of Melo-Dee Guitars, in this workshop and make your dream come true. You will be designing and building a basic acoustic guitar from scratch...no kits are used here! The cost of the course includes all materials required to complete your basic guitar. The guitar will belong to you upon completion (complete with your very own name-plate!) This is a one-on-one experience: student and luthier. Each day we will be busy hitting benchmarks to ensure the completion of your guitar. First class is a prebuild meeting to discuss the whole process of your build. Woodworking experience is not required. Each student meets with Michael 10 times.

Instructor: Michael Davis
Date:Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 30 and October 2 - 30 and November 4 - 25 and December 2, 4, 9
Time:4 - 6 pm or 6:30 - 9 pm
Location: Off Campus
Cost: $975

Google "Sketch-Up"

This course provides students with a broad introduction into 3-dimensional Design. You will learn how to use industry-leading design software program (Google SketchUp) to model construction projects, and then create and distribute basic, industry-standard architectural drawings, and maybe even design something that hasn’t been made yet!

Instructor: Micheal King
Date: Dec. 10 & 17
Time: 6-8pm
Location: DH024
Cost: $29

Writing for College

Writing for college applications, whether you’re applying for undergraduate or graduate placement, can be difficult and sometimes vague. How can you demonstrate you’re different from the thousands of other applicants? How do you know what admissions committees are looking for? How do they make their decisions? In this workshop, we’ll work on demystifying the writing portion of the application process so you can outshine all other applicants, and hopefully land a spot at your choice university program. We’ll work on personal statements, discussions of research interests, CV’s, and cover letters.

Instructor: David Becker
Date: Sept. 20
Time: 1-4pm
Location: DH127
Cost: $35

Recycled Wedding Dress

You recycle your cans and bottles, but many women are surprised to find out that they can recycle their wedding dress too. Why not take this workshop and try out one of these ways to recycle your wedding dress? Use part of it to make Christening gown for your first baby and sew a cover for your wedding album with the rest. Make unique Christmas gifts full of personal meaning. The possibilities are endless. We provide the dresses and the ideas. You take home the inspiration (and a finished piece or two!)

Instructor: Deana Luetkenhaus
Date: Nov. 18
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: DH124
Cost: $39

Compassionate Communication

Compassionate Communication (NVC) As developed by Marshal B. Rosenberg and utilized worldwide, is a process that facilitates the exchange of information necessary to prevent violence, increase civility, and discover win-win strategies that contribute to lasting peace among individuals. Using practical and powerful NVC tools, you will practice communication skills to enhance understanding and respect in personal and professional relationships.

Instructor: Dr. Dhira Crunkilton
Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 24- Oct. 22
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $20

Homebrewing Made Easy: Making Your Own Beer at Home

This class will teach you how easy it is to make your own beer at home. Participate in the art of home brewing as you learn the skills and techniques to brew your own beer in your own home.

Instructor: John Huber
Date: Nov. 8
Time: 8 am - 4 pm
Location: 3463 Highway FFJackson MO USA 63755
Cost: $69

Cake Decorating 101

Want to WOW your friends and family this holiday season? This workshop is the perfect place to start! Katie, owner of Fancy That Cake, will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating

Instructor: Katie Goodpasture
Date: Nov. 15
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Location: Dearmont Lab
Cost: $59

Creating Your Cookbook

Each family has a “secret” recipe and now it’s time to share yours! Take this course and learn in step-by-step detail how to create a unique cookbook, including submitting the book for publishing (or self-publishing). The class will also show you how to utilize social media and websites to market your finished cookbook.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: October 14, 21, 28
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: DH125
Cost: $69

Knife Skills 101

Over the years there have been a number of requests for a knife skills class. Chef James Cain will teach you how to chop, dice, and slice with the best of them! If you have always wanted to be able to chop an onion in no time (without losing a finger!) then this is the class for you.

Instructor: James Cain
Date: Dec. 1
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $35

An Elegant Afternoon Tea

Step back into the 19th Century when Afternoon Tea was invented. Experience a refined, elegant era when ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a proper cup of tea served with sweets and savories. Learn about the art of brewing tea, the pleasures and benefits of drinking tea, and tea as a ceremony. After enjoying your tea, tour the Historic Glenn House to add to your experience of what life was like in the Victorian Era (1860-1900). Feel free to wear your tea finery.

Instructor: Jill Young
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Glenn House
Cost: $35

Poker Basics

Through lecture and actual live play, learn the basics of the game, the rules, and even poker etiquette. You will also learn the basic strategies of betting including what hands to play and what hands to avoid.

Instructor: Brian Day
Date: Nov 3, 10, 17
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: DH024
Cost: $59

Writing for Children's Magazines

Do you love children’s books? Have you ever considered writing for children? This course will teach you how to write articles, essays, humor pieces and other writings for children’s magazines. Students will also learn about avenues for publication and the submission processes!

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: November 6, 13, 20
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Location: DH025
Cost: $69

"Mix it Up" Crafting

"Explore your creative side in this mixed media collage class with the "Put a Bird on It" theme.
Make some art for yourself or for a gift. Learn how to take assorted weights and kinds of papers to make a great collage. Learn simple ways to create interesting textures and patterns using rubber stamp techniques, acrylic paint, gel mediums, household spackle and other art supplies."

Instructor: Rosetta Whitten
Date: Nov. 1
Time: 1- 4 pm
Location: Cateye Glass Studio
Cost: $59

Personal Computer Maintenance: A Guide to Self Reliance and Avoiding Costly Repairs

"In this course we will cover the steps needed to properly maintain your personal computer in an effort to avoid costly trips to the repair shop. We will discuss how to avoid online scams that compromise your computer's security and your personal information. Learn good computing behavior and how to break the cycle of dependance on tech savvy friends - become the person that others call for assistance!

  • Avoiding spyware / malware / viruses online
  • Best no cost / low cost software and hardware tools for home users
  • How to diagnose common issues relating to computer hardware
  • Learn healthy computer habits to pass on to your friends and family"

Instructor: Ron McAdams
Date: September 18th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: DH003
Cost: $35

Old Fashioned Soap Making

"In this hands-on course, we will discuss the essential materials and equipment necessary for making soap. Most of the ingredients can be found in your own kitchen! You will also learn how to calculate your own formulas to create truly amazing bars of soap from scratch. Customize your soaps with herbs and essential oils to make them unique. This is an introductory class and no previous knowledge of soap making is necessary."

Instructor: Ruth Dougherty
Date: Dec. 13
Time: 9-2am 1 hr lunch break @ noon
Location: TBD
Cost: $59

Every Dog Goes to Heaven

And so do gerbils, ferrets, hamsters, birds, cats, and iguanas! At some point, every pet parent will face providing for their pet’s special needs as they age, and end-of-life issues. Ideally, this won’t occur until after a very long, healthy, and fulfilling life. We’ll focus on keeping your pet healthy and vital as long as possible, begin planning for the day when your pet begins to have later life stage special needs, examine end-of-life issues and options (including pawspice), and begin preparations for your family’s healing after the loss. This course is designed to assist parents of pets at all life stages—from pet infancy to octogenarian (at least in dog years). Must be at least 16 to attend the session.

Instructor: Julie Grueneberg
Date: Oct. 6
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: SC418
Cost: $20

"Booze and Boos"

This October, take a ride with us to the breweries and "booeries" of St. Louis. Ride in comfort from Cape Girardeau to tour the historic Anheuser Busch brewery, lunch at the famously haunted Lemp Mansion and tour St Louis with David Riordan, a world class storyteller whose family had lived here for over 180 years. You'll be surprised and entertained as you hear strange, bizarre and spooky stories from the past, including the Great St Louis fire, the Exorcism that sparked a famous movie, the Cholera epidemic, Bloody island and so much more. Our day will conclude with dinner at the Morgan Street Brewery. Includes transportation, cost of tours, tastings and lunch. Dinner costs not included.

Instructor: David Riordan
Date: Oct. 18
Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Various St. Louis locations
Cost: $99

Ghost Hunting 101

Do you enjoy a spine-tingling ghost story? Are you intrigued by things that go 'bump' in the night? Or, are you just interested in some Halloween fun?

Instructor: Katherine Webster
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 5:30pm-7:30 pm & 8pm-12am
Location: DH124
Cost: $49

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau's historic downtown is full of "true" tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

Instructor: Christy Mershon/Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30
Time: 7pm
Location: Pavilion by Hudsons/downtown
Cost: $20/person, $30/couple

Fab Frights: Costuming on a Budget

Enter if you dare and learn how to cheaply find/make and/or alter costumes from items around the house or found at thrift stores. We'll show you the “Fright" places online and in the local area to find second-hand or “No-Hand” clothes, and how to quickly and cheaply change the look of an existing garment by cutting and adding pieces. Check out examples of exquisite costumes that began as altered and thrifted clothes. Bring us your BRAINS and we will provide creative help! We'll show you ways to staple, stitch, and glue your way to great fright night garb!

Instructor: Christy Mershon
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Location: D'Tails
Cost: $39

Tour of Italy "Holiday on the Hill"

Our tour of the "Hill" is back by popular demand...but with a special holiday twist! Come sample Italian wines, cheese and Volpi's dry-cured meats. Visit Di Gregorio and Urzi's markets, then an early dinner at Rigazzi's, the Hill's oldest restaurant! See childhood homes of sports legends like Yogi Berra, Jack Buck and Joe Garagiola. Along the way bill be tours of St Ambrose Church (dressed in Christmas splendor) and Herbaria (a soap-making shop.) As darkness falls, we will visit "Candy Cane Lane" listed as one of St. Louis' top neighborhood light displays - nearly every house is lit up with colorful decorations. *Wine and Food samples provided. Dinner is not included in price of tour.

Instructor: Suzanne Vanderfeen
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 11 am - 8 pm
Location: "The Hill" in St. Louis
Cost: $99

Discover Missouri: The Mineral Area

Come join us for one of Dr. Frank Nickell's regional history driving/walking tours of the beautiful autumn colors in the mountaineous regions near Farmington and Potosi. We'll visit Elephant Rock and Johnson Shut Ins State Parks, share stories of the history of the area, and visit other sites of historic interest. Sturdy walking shoes and dress for moderately strenuous walking is suggested.

Instructor: Dr. Frank Nickell, Julie Grueneberg
Date: Oct. 11
Time: 8-5 p.m.
Location: Iron County
Cost: $59

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past.

Instructor: Christy Mershon/Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30
Time: 7pm
Location: Pavilion by Hudsons/downtown
Cost: $30/person, $20/couple

"Booze and Boos"

This October, take a ride with us to the breweries and "booeries" of St. Louis. Ride in comfort from Cape Girardeau to tour the historic Anheuser Busch brewery, lunch at the famously haunted Lemp Mansion and tour St Louis with David Riordan, a world class storyteller whose family had lived here for over 180 years. You'll be surprised and entertained as you hear strange, bizarre and spooky stories from the past, including the Great St Louis fire, the Exorcism that sparked a famous movie, the Cholera epidemic, Bloody island and so much more. Our day will conclude with dinner at the Morgan Street Brewery. Includes transportation, cost of tours, tastings and lunch. Dinner costs not included.

Instructor: David Riordan
Date: Oct. 18
Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Various St. Louis locations
Cost: $99

Photoshop Beginning

Artists, photographers, designers and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for graphic design work. If you want to work with graphics, Photoshop is the program you need to learn. Even if you’ve never used a computer for graphics before, our workshops will help you use the program.

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin
Date: Nov. 3
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Polytech 202
Cost: $49

Photoshop Intermediate

Artists, photographers, designers and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for graphic design work. If you want to work with graphics, Photoshop is the program you need to learn. Even if you’ve never used a computer for graphics before, our workshops will help you use the program.

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin
Date: Nov. 10
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Polytech 202
Cost: $49

Photoshop Advanced

Artists, photographers, designers and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for graphic design work. If you want to work with graphics, Photoshop is the program you need to learn. Even if you’ve never used a computer for graphics before, our workshops will help you use the program.

Instructor: Jeremy Griffin
Date: Nov. 17
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Polytech
Cost: $49

iPad - Getting Started

This course will make your experience with your iPad more efficient and enjoyable. “Getting Started” will focus on personalizing your iPad, reviewing basic operation and standard Apps. This class will also introduce iTunes, the App Store, and basic internet browsing. (Bring your iPad, Apple ID and Password)

Instructor: Egbar Ozenkowski
Date: September 16, September 23
Time: 6:00- 8:00 PM
Location: Scully 410
Cost: $35

iPad - Getting the Most Out of Your Device

This follow-up course to “Getting Started” will focus on using the “cloud”, synching your iPad through iTunes, downloading eBooks, and advanced setting preferences to increase privacy or even extend battery life. Additionally, great productivity apps will be covered to help simplify your life. (Bring your iPad, Apple ID and Password

Instructor: Egbar Ozenkowski
Date: October 15 , 20, 22
Time: Oct 15 6:00- 8:00 PM, Oct 20, 22 6:00- 7:30 PM
Location: SC410 (10/15), SC406 (10/20 & 22)
Cost: $35

Phlebotomy Technician

This 90-hour phlebotomy technician program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of labortory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform veinpunctures completely and safely.

Instructor: CCI-Angie Deter
Date: Mondays and Wednesdays October 6th – December 17th 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm Saturdays (10/18; 11/8 & 12/6) 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $1,599

Social Media and Your Business

This course will instruct members of the community on how to use various social media websites to promote business, non-profit organizations, events, books, music, etc.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Nov. 11
Time: 6-9pm
Location: DH025
Cost: $35

ACT Prep, Session 1: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dawn Bollinger
Date: Sept. 2
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Sept. 4
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Sept. 9
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Sept. 1
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Saturday, Session 2: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Oct. 11
Time: 9a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 247
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Saturday, Session 2: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: David Becker
Date: Oct. 11
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 247
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Oct. 14
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Oct. 16
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Saturday, Session 2: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Oct. 18
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 247
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Saturday, Session 2: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Oct. 18
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 247
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dawn Bollinger
Date: Oct. 21
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Oct. 23
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dawn Bollinger
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Dec. 4
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Dec. 9
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Dec. 11
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

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