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special guests Barbara Winter is a speaker and the author of Making A Living Without A Job and Jumpstart Your Entrepreneurial Spirit. She is also the publisher of Winning Ways, a newsletter for the self-employed now in its 20th year. Visit www. barbarawinter.com.

How To Support Your Wanderlust Been bitten by the travel bug and need a way to finance your dream? You don’t have to win the lottery in order to see the world. Finding a way to fund your travel dreams can be a creative adventure in and of itself. While many might forego travel or spend years scrimping to save up for a big excursion, there are other options for those willing to take an entrepreneurial approach. If you’re ready to become an entrepreneurial gypsy, this seminar introduces you to some of those opportunities and shows you how to generate ideas of your own. Learn: • How to make travel a regular activity in your life • Ways to earn money as you go • How to create a portable business • Sources of support • How to use a hobby or a vocation to fund and enhance travel • Ways to get paid to travel (other than working for the airlines) • And much more. Sat, Oct 15, 1:30-4:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Making A Living Without A Job

Establish Yourself As An Expert

This seminar is for everyone who has dreamed of being their own boss, as well as for those who are out of work, soon to be out of work or wishing they were out of work. Learn: • Three important techniques for success • How to recognize and manage the obstacles you’ll face • How to develop multiple income channels • How to design a work life that’s perfect for you • How to get started quickly with little or no money • Best ways to make a living without a job • How to find support and resources for building momentum. While the conventional wisdom may still be telling you ‘Get a job’, this class shows you new possibilities for working when you want, where you want and how you want. Sat, Oct 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Just being knowledgeable about a subject isn’t enough to earn you expert status. You have to know how to connect with the people who want what you have to offer. Learn: • Inexpensive and free ways to establish yourself as an expert in the field of your choice • Shortcuts to finding the people who want what you have to offer • The easiest way to begin packaging your information • How to expand your base of influence • How to find and attract media interest • How to keep building your reputation as the authority worth listening to and • Potential ways in which an expert can earn money. Fri, Oct 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

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Learning Exchange offers a great variety of quick and inexpensive educational programs that are packed with practical information. Our courses are taught by seasoned instructors who enjoy sharing their expertise and helping you attain personal enrichment that is fun, easy and worthwhile.

Learning Exchange is for any adult looking to expand their horizons, learn a new skill or explore a particular topic.

Learning Exchange offers an extensive collection of classes that are designed to help you either pursue a new area of interest or enhance your professional needs. Consider spicing up your culinary repertoire or fine-tune your computer skills with guidance from our experts. Whatever your interests, we offer hundreds of courses to choose from.

When and where are courses offered? Learning Exchange courses are typically offered during the evenings and on weekends. Most courses take place at our main teaching facility located on Howe Avenue near Hurley Way in Sacramento.

How do I register for a course? Choose the registration method that works best for you: • Online at www.learningexchange.com • By email at info@learningexchange.com • By phone at (916) 929-9200 • In person at 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 115, Sacramento, 95825 • By fax at (916) 929-0806 • By mail via the form on page 42 of this catalog

play Art............................... 19-21 Crafts.......................... 14-18 Cooking.................... 23-28 Dance.................................11 Golf.................................. 33 Home & Garden....... 30-32 Music................................10 Pets....................................11 Photography...............12-13 Recreation....................34-35 Travel............................... 35 Writing & Publishing.............9

self Health & Wellness........ 4-5 Image......................... 21-22 Languages......................... 8 Personal Growth........... 6-8 Spirituality...................... 29

profit Business-Finance..... 40-41 Careers......................38-39 Computers................36-37 Legal/Investigations...... 39 Money Matters.................41 Real Estate...................... 37

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health & wellness

Meditation for Stress Reduction

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Meditation is a great way to relieve daily stress and leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Explore the basics of meditation as you learn to breathe correctly, control mind chatter and develop concentration. Discover meditative techniques for restful sleep, for the work place or other stressful environments. Reduce anxiety, think with clarity and improve your physical and mental well-being! Roger Bennett is a practicing tax attorney with 50 years of meditation experience. 4 Wed, Oct 19–Nov 9, 6:30–7:45 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

The Glycemic Index Diet Jumpstart your weight loss, start reversing Type 2 diabetes, help regulate blood sugar better for those with diabetes and prevent other diseases by following the glycemic index. Learn: • Which foods are absolute blood sugar regulation killers • How you can determine the GI of foods quickly and easily • How to use the GI to start losing weight immediately. Donna Schwontkowski is a retired chiropractic physician and has a masters in nutrition. Tue, Sep 27, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

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Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally Has your doctor given you an ultimatum: get your cholesterol down now or take statin drugs? Are you taking cholesterol-lowering medication now? With all the negative side effects from statins (personality changes, severe memory loss, unexplained muscle pain, and lack of energy), it’s time to explore alternative solutions. Find out how vitamins, minerals, foods, exercise and diet can lower your cholesterol in 30-60 days. Donna Schwontkowski, see bio this page. Thu, Oct 27, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

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Self-Hypnosis for Weight Management Are you discouraged with constant dieting? Do you lose weight only to gain it back? Would you like to achieve your desired weight and maintain it for life? Spend just four hours and learn a proven, systematic, comfortable method to create a slimmer, healthier you. Find out why willpower does not work. Through the power of suggestion and relaxation, learn to control your appetite, change your mental programming, reprogram eating patterns and relieve stress. 2 Tue, Oct 4 & 11, 7-9 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $15 (Optional)

Sleep Deeply & Restfully Recent sleep research has led to new and effective techniques for relaxing and getting the sleep you need. Day sleepers and those who work variable shifts may also find this class helpful. Bring a pillow and a small blanket or mat. Sleep soundly after this class or take it again for free. Mon, Sep 12, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $15 (Optional)

Stop Smoking Forever in One Session! Get the absolute most effective therapy to be permanently smoke free. In just over two hours, you’ll quit with no discomfort and no weight gain. Quit smoking or take this class again for free. Wed, Sep 7, 6:30-9 pm Wed, Oct 19, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $15 (Optional)

Jay Tinsman is a licensed MFT and has specialized in hypnosis for 20 years. Visit www. jaytinsmanMA.com.

Laughter Yoga

Zumba

Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise that combines simulated exercises with yoga breathing techniques. Laughter Yoga reduces stress, boosts your immune system and increases your general level of happiness. There are no fancy stretches or poses. It is really fun! Erin Cote is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor. She trained at the American School of Laughter Yoga. Thu, Sep 22, 7-8:30 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Join the workout craze that’s sweeping the nation! Zumba is a fun, low-impact, aerobic workout with simple Latin dance moves. It’s an amazing workout. Prepare to sweat and have a great time! For all fitness levels. Mirror Ballroom instructors teach this course. Visit www.mirrorballroom.com. 4 Tue, Sep 6-27, 6:30-7:15 pm 4 Tue, Oct 4-25, 6:30-7:15 pm 4 Tue, Nov 1-22, 6:30-7:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24 Location: Mirror Ballroom

Learning Exchange eGift Cards – Great for Any Occasion! The eGift card is a great way to celebrate, congratulate or show your appreciation! Our eGift cards are easy to buy online and are available in any amount. Available at www.learningexhcange.com

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personal growth

Super-Charge Your Self-Esteem

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Join Nichole for a life-enhancing workshop on self-esteem. Are you unhappy with yourself? Do you think you could make positive changes in your life if you had more self-esteem? Learn ten actions that build super self-esteem. Topics include: • Personal inventory • Stay in the present moment • Asking for what you want • Saying no and feeling good about it • Dropping the mantle of perfection and developing a true self image. L. Nichole Carrington is a Certified Professional Coach, NLP trainer and President of Spirit’s Wisdom, specializing in coaching, consulting and training for personal life mastery. Visit www. spiritswisdom.com. Wed, Oct 5, 6-8:30 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

7 Habits to a Lasting, Loving Relationship Discover seven practical, spiritually-based strategies for a lasting, loving relationship. Learn a step-by-step method for creating common dreams, resolving conflicts and saying what you mean without being mean or defensive. These strategies have proven to be effective with thousands of couples for over 30 years. This class is taught with safety and privacy. Wed, Sep 21, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Couples: $85 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Finding Joy in Difficult Times

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In today’s troubled times, many of us have been forced to deal with change we did not ask for, like the loss of a job or relationship, an illness, or living on less. Discover specific practical methods to not only grieve a loss, but to thrive and find joy, renewal, and meaning in difficult, turbulent times. Discover how to get past your fears and frustrations and retrain your brain to master new challenges. Tue, Sep 13, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Richard Lui, MS, MFT, is an author and a licensed therapist with over 30 years experience.

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Test-Taking Secrets

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For Jobs & School

Those who test well excel in school, get better jobs quicker and get promoted faster. Discover new ways to excel on all tests—by focusing on key underlying principles that apply to all academic exams, all standardized tests, and any employment, entrance, and promotion exam. Learn how to prevent test anxiety, increase focus and reason your way to the right answer. Discover the three biggest mistakes every test-taker makes—and how to correct them now. Curtis Adney graduated at the top of his college class with a 4.0 GPA and has a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. Sun, Oct 30, 9 am–Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

What Were You Born To Do?

Finding Love & Romance After 50

You were born to make a unique contribution to humanity. Progressing toward this purpose brings joy and abundance. Straying from it causes stress and emptiness. To accomplish this, one of the 33 Natural Talents is wired into your DNA. It is so subtle, you rarely notice it; yet so powerful, it is the source of your highest potential. Elvis, Oprah and Einstein were “just doin’ what comes naturally”. Applying your Natural Talent relentlessly magnetically attracts all your heart’s desires. Curtis Adney is a life coach and regularly conducts career success seminars across the Western United States. Sun, Oct 30, 1-5 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

If you are searching for romance, love and marriage after 50, this interactive workshop gives you the practical tools to make it happen. Identify your own values and traits in terms of love and relationships and determine if you are ready to date. Find out how to recognize a potential match and develop a plan for meeting your ideal partner. Get on your way to a productive and enjoyable dating experience! Bill Blazek, MFT, has been a licensed marriage therapist for over 20 years and Lorna Sheveland, MA has been a certified life coach since 1996. They have been together for 10 years. Visit www.betterlovingafter50.com. Sat, Sep 24, 9 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Overcoming Chronic Disorganization

Getting Dating Right After 50

Chronic disorganization can be both embarrassing and stressful. If you struggle with CD, overbuying or hoarding, learn easy methods to help you obtain organizing success. Time is allocated in class for your own questions and problem solving. Terry Prince is a professional organizer and productivity coach with more than 20 years of experience. Wed, Oct 5, 7-9 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $5 (Pay Instructor)

If you’re ready to venture into the dating world after 50, Bill and Lorna will give you the tools to navigate it safely and successfully. Discover where to meet potential partners. Develop a compelling online profile that generates results and learn what to look for in a match. Gain tips on relationship red flags, dating safety rules, and do’s and don’ts for successful first dates! Bill Blazek, MFT and Lorna Sheveland, MA, see bios this page. Sat, Oct 1, 9 am-1:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

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Successful Retirement for Couples

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A fulfilling life after retirement is more than just financial planning – it also requires addressing your emotional and social needs as an individual and as a couple. As you and your partner prepare for this transition, gain the tools to begin a planning dialogue, identify the key variables affecting your retirement and develop retirement goals and timeline for yourself and as a couple. Students are welcome to attend as singles, but attending with your partner is encouraged. Dennis Fisher, MFT, see bio this page. Tue, Sep 20, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Couples: $85

Finding Yourself after Retirement A fulfilling life after retirement takes much more than financial planning – it also requires addressing your emotional and social needs. Rediscover what makes you happy and explore ways to pursue new interests that bring purpose and meaning to your life. Create a new “job description” for yourself and envision how you want to spend your time. Make it the best time of your life! Dennis Fisher, MFT, is a licensed therapist, instructor and author of Easy Boomer Reitrement: How to Enjoy the 3rd of Your Life. Visit www.easyboomers.com. 2 Wed, Oct 19 & 26, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $5 (Pay Instructor)

languages Beginning Conversational Spanish

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If you’ve had some exposure to Spanish, join Sandra as you continue to build on your conversational skills. Discover commonly-used vocabulary and basic verb tenses for everyday topics. Get plenty of interaction as you practice structured phrases and expressions one-on-one and as a group. Class designed for high-beginners. Sandra Carter, MA Spanish and English, has taught beginning to advanced levels of Spanish and English to American and foreign college students and adults since the 1970’s. 6 Wed, Sept 7-Oct 12, 7:30-9 pm Fee: $109 Members: $104

French: Level 2

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If you know some basic French vocabulary and are ready to take the next step, join Caroline for this lively and interactive class! Build your conversational skills while you practice basic grammar, expand your vocabulary and work on sentence structure. Caroline Chamberlin is a French native who has been tutoring and teaching French for 10 years. 6 Mon, Sep 12-Oct 17, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $109 Members: $104

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Spanish for Beginners Take the first step toward understanding the Spanish language. In a supportive environment, learn the basics of Spanish grammar, verb conjugation and vocabulary. This sixsession course is designed for the student with little or no experience. Carlos Brusel-Casals is a native of Barcelona, Spain and has been teaching for 10 years. 6 Tue, Sep 6-Oct 11, 5:30-7 pm Fee: $109 Members: $104

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Writing Your First Book Bobbie Christensen, author of seven selfpublished books including two awardwinners and best-sellers, uses her own 10-step method to teach you how to complete your book, either fiction or nonfiction, in as little as two months or less! (Or in 50 weekends if you have a full-time job.) Materials fee covers all three classes. Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-Noon Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

Publishing Your Book Learn how to sell your work to a publisher and self-publish. Examine the differences between the two and the implications on time and money. Plus: • What an ISBN is and how to use it • Whether you need a copyright • All about the Library of Congress • How to get along with the IRS • How to successfully operate your own writing and/or publishing business. Sat, Oct 1, 12:30-2:15 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

Marketing Your Book Use Bobbie Christensen’s six-step marketing plan and learn how to: • Make a profit before your book is even printed • Arrange local and nationwide book signings for maximum sales • Arrange a seminar that will get rave reviews • Write news releases. Sat, Oct 1, 2:30-4:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

writing & publishing Writing & Illustrating Children’s Picture Books For Fun or Profit If you’re thinking of writing or illustrating a children’s picture book, join this class and avoid the mistakes that many novice writers and illustrators make. Explore the different genres and structure of picture books, the key components that make a good story and the illustration process. Understand how to submit manuscripts, what publishers look for, how royalties work and more. Mira Reisberg has been teaching, writing and illustrating for over 20 years, with eight published children’s books. Visit www.mirareisberg.com. Thu, Sep 22, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $16 (Pay Instructor)

Beginning Writer’s Workshop If you’re feeling inspired to write, this workshop will help you get started! Whether your interest is fiction or non-fiction, discover the key elements of every story. Through interactive exercises and guidance, explore style, point of view, characters, dialogue and setting. Bring any work you have started to class. Nan Mahon is an instructor, author of four books and a staff writer for Senior Magazine. Vist www.nanmahon.com. 2 Sat, Nov 5 & 12, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54

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lance writer for 30 years. She is the owner of Effective Living Publishing and BooksAmerica.com and is the director of the American Self-Publisher Association.

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music

Let’s Uke!

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Part 1

Part 2

If you’ve always thought it was too hard to play an instrument, then the ukulele is for you! Portable, inexpensive and easy to learn, you will be playing songs by the end of the first session. Learn chord strumming and music basics with fun folk, popular and Hawaiian songs. Information on purchasing a ukulele (about $30) will be provided upon registration. 4 Mon, Sep 12-Oct 3, 7-8 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Continue to work on your ukulele-playing skills in this follow-on class to Let’s Uke! Additional chords, songs and playing techniques will be introduced. Bring your ukulele and a copy of Mel Bay’s Easy Ukulele Method, book 1, by Mary Lou Dempler. Prerequisite: Completion of the Let’s Uke! class or its equivalent. 4 Mon, Oct 10-Oct 31, 7-8 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Lew Johnson is a credentialed music teacher who has taught a variety of instruments to children and adults for many years. He teaches privately and at Folsom Lake College.

Beginning Blues Harmonica Sacramento Music Awards Hall of Fame harmonica player Mick Martin has a timetested, easy-to-understand approach to the fundamentals of harmonica playing. In four easy lessons, Martin can make you sound like a seasoned player. The 10-hole harmonica took Martin to Carnegie Hall for their ‘Blues in Jazz Concert’. Why not try his class and see where it takes you? Bring a professional Hohner or Lee Oskar ‘C’ harmonica to class. Mick Martin has released 15 CDs on his label, Blues Rock Records. A blues disc jockey for 19 years, he hosts and produces ‘Mick Martin’s Blues Party’ on KXJZ, KUOP and KKTO and is co-author of the best-selling DVD & Video Guide. 4 Sun, Oct 9-30, 3-5 pm Fee: $99 Members: $94

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Piano Your Teachers Never Taught You In this workshop, learn: • 72 chords and 156 hand positions • How to read music from a lead sheet and books • Tools of the trade that make you sound like a pro. This unique piano technique includes demonstration and lecture and encourages hands-on practice at home by using Todd’s study book and CD. Students who do not read treble clef can request a free how-to pamphlet upon registration from the instructor. Todd Walker has been a professional musician and teacher for 25 years. Sat, Sep 10, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $27 (Pay Instructor)

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dance Salsa

Social Dance This class is designed for those of us with two left feet. Gain basic survival skills in social dancing situations. Learn the basics in Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Foxtrot and Swing. Learn how to lead or follow. Gain confidence on the dance floor. 4 Wed, Sep 7-28, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Wed, Oct 5-26, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Thu, Oct 6-27, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Wed, Nov 2-23, 7:30-8:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Salsa dance is fun, social and a passion that lasts a lifetime. This beginners course teaches fundamental footwork, turns and moves. Also covered is the foundation of leading and following. 4 Mon, Sep 12-Oct 3, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Mon, Oct 10-31, 7:30-8:15 pm 4 Mon, Nov 7-28, 7:30-8:15 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Argentine Tango Discover the fundamentals of the Argentine Tango. Learn the basic figures, styling and dynamics between partners. Understand the art of moving as one with your partner while displaying quick and agile footwork. 4 Sun, Oct 2-23, 1-1:45 pm 4 Sun, Nov 6-27, 1-1:45 pm

Mirror Ballroom instructors teach these

classes. Visit www.mirrorballroom.com. All dance classes held at Mirror Ballroom.

pets Animal Communication

Intuitive Animal Training

In this hands-on workshop, join renowned instructor Marta Williams and learn to communicate intuitively with animals. Prove to yourself, through simple, verifiable exercises that intuitive communication works. Get all the basics you need to start talking intuitively with animals, including your own! Bring photos of your own animals to class. If you’ve taken this class already, take it again, it’s great practice. Sat, Oct 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Learn how to add intuitive communication into your training program. This technique will expand and enhance your animal training experience and can be applied to remedy any bad behaviors you wish to change. Also learn how to use this technique to improve your relationship with your animal. Sat, Oct 15, 1:30-4:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Marta Williams, a biologist and animal communicator, is the author of Learning Their

Language: Intuitive Communication with Animals and Nature and Beyond Words: Talking With Animals and Nature. Visit www.martawilliams.com.

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photography

Photo by Kathy Higgins

Horse Photography

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Horses are not only highly intelligent animals, but their beauty and movement are spectacular to photograph. Begin in the classroom as you cover topics including, camera settings and lenses for photographing animals, working with light, depth of field and panning. Then get hands-on practice as you take still and action shots of horses at a local horse barn. A basic understanding of your camera and its functions is required. Kathy Higgins is a horse, wedding and portrait photographer whose photographs have been published in regional and national equine magazines. Visit www.kathyhigginsphotography.com. Thu, Oct 20 & Tue, Oct 25, 6:30–9:30 pm & Field trip, Sat, Oct 29, 3–6 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

DSLR Photography 1: Getting New! Started

DSLR Photography 2: Beyond New! the Basics

This is an ideal class for the new DSLR camera owner who wants to learn the basic controls of the camera. Find out how DSLR cameras work and get comfortable navigating the menus. Get tips on setting up the camera for the best image quality, learn how to change lenses and review photos. Utilize your camera’s automatic settings and start taking photos in no time! Bring your camera, manual and questions to class. Ron Nabity is a commercial, portrait and event photographer with over 35 years of experience. Visit www.nabityphotos.com. Tue, Sep 13, 6:30-9 pm Tue, Nov 8, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Get out of “auto mode” and take control of your DSLR camera. Discover the key features of your camera through exercises, visual examples and demonstration. Explore the components of exposure (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) and how these settings affect the look of your images. Delve into manual controls, lens focal length, white balance adjustments and using the camera’s built-in flash. Bring your camera with a fully-charged battery and manual. Prerequisite: DSLR Photography 1 or a basic understanding of your camera and its functions is required. Ron Nabity, see bio this page. Sat, Sep 17, 1-4:30 pm & Thu, Sep 22, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

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Travel Photography Explore the key compositional elements for exceptional travel photography and discover how to tell a story with your images. Start off in the classroom covering topics including, reading the light, looking for design elements, framing to add visual depth and capturing a candid image. Get hands-on practice on a local field trip and finish up with a post-trip critique. Ideal class for digital, film, pointand-shoot or SLR. A basic understanding of your camera and its functions is required. Diane Tempest has over 25 years of photography experience and spent 13 years marketing group tours, which developed her keen understanding of what makes compelling travel images. 2 Tue, Sep 27 & Oct 4, 6:30-8:30 pm & Field trip, Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-3 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

Photograph Yosemite This course combines tips, techniques and Yosemite insider information with a full-day guided trip through Yosemite by a professional nature photographer. Start with an evening of learning, visit Yosemite to apply your new knowledge and finish with an informal posttrip follow-up session. Digital or film, pointand-shoot or SLR, this course is exciting and informative for photographers of all levels. Gary Hart is a Sacramento-based photographer, writer and instructor. Visit www. eloquent-images.com and www.photographyosemite.com. 2 Thu, Nov 3 & 10, 6:30-8:30 pm & Field trip, Sat, Nov 5, 9 am-5 pm Fee: $119 Members: $114 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Composition: Secrets to Better Photos Whether you use a DSLR camera or point & shoot, the way you compose your image makes all the difference between a good photo and a great photo. Discover nine key guidelines of artistic composition and how to apply them to your picture-taking. See lots of visual examples of these concepts and how they can improve your photos. Ron Nabity, see bio page 12. Wed, Oct 19, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40

Organizing Digital Photos Are your digital photos still on camera memory cards? Or have you copied photos to your computer and have no idea where they went? It’s time to get organized! Learn how to upload your photos to a computer and organize them into a simple file system. Get tips on deleting unwanted photos, rotating them for easy viewing and back-up options. Students should have basic computer knowledge. Ron Nabity, see bio page 12. Wed, Oct 26, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40

Digital Magic! Using PhotoShop Elements Version V9, learn: • How to remove red-eye and adjust photos • Techniques to enhance your scrap booking skills • How to restore old photos and ‘hand’ color them • How to create sophisticated effects • Optimize photos for emails and the web • Manage and archive your image files • Learn what ‘layers’ are and see them used to create visual effects. This class is lecture/ demonstration. Andy Pischalnikoff has over 17 years of multimedia experience, including, photography, computer graphics and digital video productions. Visit www.DoctorLegacy.com. Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

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crafts

Bringing the Spa Home

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Homemade Body Care Products

Instead of paying hefty prices at the spa, pamper yourself at home with luxurious spa products that you can easily make in just a few hours. In this hands-on class, create skin-softening bath salts, exfoliating body scrubs, moisturizing lip balms, fragrant bath fizzies and more. Also discover which ingredients to avoid in store-bought products and which ones are worth paying for. Additional supplies available for purchase at class. Marie Feller has taught soapmaking and other craft classes for 15 years. Sat, Nov 5, 10 am-Noon Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Soybean Candles Soy candles are made with natural soybean oil. Unlike paraffin candles, they are nontoxic and non-carcinogenic, making them the most environmentally friendly candles available. They are also biodegradable and water soluble, so spills are easily cleaned up with hot water. In this hands-on workshop, create three soybean candles using different essential oils. Marie Feller, see bio this page. Sat, Oct 15, 10 am-Noon Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

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Cold Process Soap Making Learn how to make natural, all-vegetable, herbal soaps in this small hands-on workshop. These soaps are beautiful, wonderfully scented with essential oils and very mild on your skin. Each student makes their own 2-lbs. batch of soap from scratch. Leave class with luxurious soaps and the skills and recipes to create them again in your own kitchen. Marie Feller, see bio this page. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-1 pm Sat, Nov 19, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

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Quick Soap & Spa Gifts

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Treat the friends and family on your holiday list with handmade soaps and spa products! In this hands-on workshop, create quick and easy body care products that are great on the skin, easy on the wallet and make beautiful gifts. Most items can be made, wrapped and given on the same day. Additional supplies available for purchase at class. Marie Feller, see bio page 14. Sat, Dec 3, 10 am-Noon Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

The Joys of Felting Come explore this simple, relaxing and practical craft! Learn to needle-felt a stunning flower and/or a bird or butterfly brooch. Also discover how to patch with felting and give new life to your favorite wool or cashmere sweater. Ideal class for artists, crafters, the art/craft fearful or anyone wanting to learn something new, using no-fail techniques. Mira Reisberg is an award-winning book illustrator and an award-winning art teacher. Visit www.mirareisberg.com and www.MiraArt. etsy.com. Thu, Nov 10, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

A Taste of Weaving

Bookbinding: Accordion Make a delightful and versatile book that can easily fit in a purse or bag. In this hands-on workshop, create a hard-cover book with ties on both sides. Untie both sides for an accordion-style book or untie one side for a notebook or sketch book. All tools and materials provided in class. Students of all skill levels welcome. Sharon Tanovitz, co-owner of Art Ellis Supply, Inc, has been creating hand-bound books for 10 years. She has also been teaching the art of bookbinding for four years. Sun, Sep 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Bookbinding: Long Stitch with Beads Explore the art of making hand-bound books. Even with no experience, make a hard-covered exposed stitched book embellished with beads on the spine. Learn about materials, equipment and various binding techniques. Sharon Tanovitz, see bio this page. Sun, Oct 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

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Experience the joys of weaving without buying any equipment! Practice the basics as you warp, connect the fiber to the loom, create the “shed” and begin weaving. Leave class with a completed and gorgeous scarf. No weaving experience required. Use of a 20” Ashford Knitter’s Loom included in fee. Students will select their yarn after registering and receive the yarn in class. Dena Ingalls is the owner of Heirloom Weaving and has been a fiber artist for over 45 years. Visit www.heirloomweaving.com. Sat, Sep 17, 9 am-1 pm Sat, Sep 17, 2-6 pm Sat, Nov 12, 9 am-1 pm Sat, Nov 12, 2-6 pm Register early - class Fee: $65 Members: $60 size limited to 4. Materials: $34 (Pay Instructor - Fee covers yarn)

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Beginning Crochet Crocheting is a relaxing and creative way to make wonderfully unique items for yourself and others. Afghans, hats, baby clothes and more all begin with specialty yarns, a single hook and a few easy-to-learn stitches. In this hands-on class, learn basic stitches and shaping along with the fundamentals of selecting and reading a pattern. Complete a small project by the end of class. Materials for your project can be purchased the first night of class. Linda Urquhart is the owner of Rumpelstiltskin Yarn & Needle Shop and has been teaching knitting for 32 years. 3 Wed, Oct 5-19, 6:30-8 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24 Location: Rumpelstiltskin Yarn & Needle Shop

Simple Screen Printing

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Come learn the art and technique of screen printing in this hands-on workshop. Get tips on how to make a stencil, prepare your artwork for printing, select and mix inks, and prepare the screen. Leave class with your completed projects and the knowledge to make customized items and artwork at home. Sep: Greeting Cards. Nov: Holiday Gift Bags & Cards. A.C. Willis is the owner of Sledgehammer Graffix, screen printer for businesses, bands, sports teams and his own clothing line, with over ten years of experience. Visit www.shgraffix.com. Sat, Sep 10, 10 am-1 pm Tue, Nov 8, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Gifts From the Garden

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From potpourri and floral sachets to bath oils and herbal wraps, make at least five ready-to-go gifts in class and take home materials to make more at home. These useful and beautiful handmade gifts are sure to please those on your holiday list! Suzanne Ashworth, see bio page 30. Sat, Oct 8, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Peabody Ranch

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Copper Repousse

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Experience the intricate art of copper repousse, which is the technique of hand hammering copper from both the front and back. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, discover the necessary tools of the craft, design considerations, annealing and mounting your copper to the pitch bowl, repousse and chasing basics. Take home your own 5” x 5” handcrafted work at the end of the day. Bring a sack lunch. Laura Parker is an artist and blacksmith owner of River Forge. She is a full-time art professor at American River College and has been teaching for 16 years. Visit www.metalobsession.com. Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-6 pm  Fee: $149 Members: $144 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: River Forge Gallery

Wheel Thrown Pottery Have you always wanted to try your hand at pottery? Techniques covered are wedging, centering, pulling, trimming and use of all the various tools. A great class for beginners or people with some previous experience. Course fee includes a tool kit, clay and firing. Alpha Fired Arts instructors teach this class. 4 Tue, Sep 6-27, 6-8:30 pm 4 Tue, Oct 4-25, 6-8:30 pm 4 Tue, Nov 1-22, 6-8:30 pm 4 Tue, Nov 29-Dec 20, 6-8:30 pm Fee: $169 Members: $164 Location: Alpha Fired Arts

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Glassblowing An Introduction Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn the ancient art of glassblowing. Class begins with an introduction to tools and materials, followed by demonstrations and hands-on practice. Learn all the basics of vessel forming and create your own unique work of art and leave class with a complete and beautiful paperweight, bowl or lamp. Class size limited. Enroll early. All supplies furnished except dichroic glass. Sat, Sep 10, 10 am-5 pm Sat, Nov 5, 10 am-5 pm Fee: $119 Members: $114 Location: Rainbow Glass

Beginning Stained Glass Workshop Learn the techniques of cutting, soldering and using foil to assemble glass into a beautiful project. Each student completes a wall hanging. Students need to purchase a starter kit ($79). The kit includes glass cutter, safety glasses, felt tip pen, stained glass book, running pliers, combo pliers, work board, pattern shears, soldering iron and tool box. Students also need to purchase glass, copper foil, lead and other supplies. 6 Sat, Nov 5-Dec 10, 1-3 pm Fee: $99 Members: $94 Materials: $79 (Pay Instructor) Location: Rainbow Glass

Fun with Glass Fusing Come create a functional piece of art! Fused glass is made by taking two or more layers of glass and heating them in a kiln to 1500 degrees. This is an easy, fun way to learn the basics. All levels welcome. Oct: Halloween. Nov: Glass Flower. Thu, Oct 13, 5:30-8 pm Thu, Nov 10, 5:30-8 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: Rainbow Glass

Phillip Teefy, owner of Rainbow Glass, has been training and supplying the glass arts community since 1974.

Luscious Lotions & Healing Herbal Oils Along with your digestive organs, your skin is an organ of assimilation, digesting into your bloodstream whatever you put on it. Commercial skin care products are loaded with chemicals that can increase the toxic burden in your body. Learn how to make luscious herbal oil, botanical facial cream, lip balm, body butter and more home spa products that will make your skin glow. Get tips on foods, herbs and supplements that help keep your skin young and beautiful. Discover how simple it is to make your own high quality natural skin care products and learn how to care for your body naturally! Kami McBride is the author of Herbal Kitchen and has been teaching the daily use of herbs for health and wellness for 24 years. Visit www.livingawareness.com. Tue, Oct 25, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $8 (Pay Instructor)

Calligraphy Calligraphy is an expression of your personality. It provides the ultimate personal touch to greeting cards, invitations, poems and more. In this one-day workshop for beginner and intermediate students, learn how to create the letter forms that are typical of the Italic hand using a broad-edge pen. Educate your eye and also experience calligraphy as a wonderful means of enjoyment. Supply list furnished upon registration. Bring a sack lunch. Claire Michelet, see bio page 20. Sun, Nov 20, 10 am-3 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54

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Ring or Bracelet New! Workshop

Henna Body Art

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Experience the ancient art of mehndi or body painting of temporary designs with henna. Learn and practice some basic traditional techniques that are the building blocks for more intricate mehndi designs. Discover recipes that work, basic tools needed, what to look for in supplies and health issues to be aware of. Come ready to learn and get your hands beautified! Jenn Young has been an artist for over 30 years with nine years of experience with henna application. She does henna for parties, fundraising events, store promotions and more. Tue, Oct 18, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $5 (Pay Instructor) Location: Just For Fun Arts

Mosaic Art Workshop Mosaic making is hot! No experience is needed to create your own fantastic mosaic art pieces. Decorate your project with colorful tile shards, glass, broken crockery and plates and beads. Discover an easy way to design your piece as you learn about layout, color combination, tools, application methods and grouting. Come away with the basic techniques to mosaic any surface. Oct: Flower Pot. Nov: Mirror. Doris Bell has been creating mosaic art since 1995. Her work can be seen in many homes and garden shops around the Sacramento area. Sat, Oct 8, 9:30 am-2:30 pm Sat, Nov 12, 9:30 am-2:30 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $48 (Pay Instructor)

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Learn the basics of jewelry design as you make a ring or bracelet in this hands-on workshop. Explore construction techniques including, cutting, filing, fabricating and finishing as you create a handcrafted piece of wearable art. No jewelry-making experience required. Bring a sack lunch. Sat, Oct 29, 9:30 am–4:30 pm Fee: $125 Members: $120 Materials: $45 (Pay Instructor) Location: CIJT

Precious Metal Clay Create at least three pendants or charms in this class. Precious metal clay can be done at home with a simple kitchen torch and very few tools. Torches and tools are available for purchase in class. No jewelry making experience required. Bring a sack lunch. Sat, Oct 29, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Fee: $125 Members: $120 Materials: $45 (Pay Instructor) Location: CIJT

Wire Wrapped Jewelry Wire wrapped jewelry is in style, versatile and surprisingly easy to make. Discover the essentials of wire wrapping and the basic building blocks to make jewelry. Learn how to incorporate beads, crystals and stones into your very own unique design. No jewelry making experience required. Bring a sack lunch. Sat, Nov 12, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Fee: $125 Members: $120 Materials: $45 (Pay Instructor) Location: CIJT

The California Institute of Jewelry Training has been training jewelers all over the world for over 20 years. Visit www.jewelrytraining.com.

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Painting by Anthony Rogone

Watercolor Batik Painting

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If you love watercolor painting, then don’t miss this unique workshop! Experience the ancient art form of Batik as you work with Japanese rice paper, watercolor paints, paraffin and beeswax. Explore all the creative possibilities and happy accidents that go along with this painting technique. Leave class with a beautiful finished painting. All levels welcome. Supply list furnished upon registration. Anthony Rogone has been an artist for over 40 years who has won several awards for his paintings. His work has been in local galleries throughout Northern California. 2 Sun, Nov 13 & 20, Noon–4 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

Drawing Animals at the Zoo Learn to draw animals even if you’ve never drawn before! In this confidence-building and fun-filled workshop at the Sacramento Zoo, lose any drawing inhibitions and draw with freedom. Discover how to capture essence, draw without thinking, see and draw a moving object and capture the most important lines on every animal. Capture the incredible essence of these marvelous beings in just minutes! $3 discounted zoo admission is included in class fee. Bring a sack lunch. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-4 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $14 (Pay Instructor) Location: Sacramento Zoo

The Practice of Drawing as Meditation

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Learn to draw well and to make drawing a meditation in this innovative workshop. Being relaxed, conscious, and aware is optimum for the drawing experience–a state similar to meditation–a state of restful alertness. Discover how to draw with focused attentionmindfulness, seeing with your heart and hand, finding your creative voice and exploring new approaches to drawing. Discover your artist within! Sat, Oct 8, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $36 (Pay Instructor)

Robert Dvorak is a watercolor artist and speaker on the subject of creativity in business

and education. He has written five books on drawing including, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation. Visit www.youcreate.com.

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Encaustic Painting The Basics Explore this ancient art. Encaustic paint is made from melted beeswax, pure pigment and Damar resin. Each layer melts into the one beneath, giving the painting qualities of depth and luminosity. Some experience in painting and collage is helpful. Leave class with a finished painting ready to hang. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-2 pm Sat, Nov 5, 10 am-2 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $25 (Pay Instructor) Location: University Art

Beyond the Basics Take encaustic painting to the next level. Explore more advanced techniques, including collage, incorporating text, digging into the surface and using inks, oil sticks and shellac. Leave class with a finished painting ready to hang. Prerequisite: Encaustic Painting. Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-2 pm Sat, Nov 19, 10 am-2 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $35 (Pay Instructor) Location: University Art

Charlotte Cooper is a Northern California

artist working in metals and encaustic medium. Her work can be seen in local galleries as well as several public sites.

The Art of Watercolor

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Experience the joy of creative watercolor! Through painting demonstrations and handson practice, explore the basics, including techniques, composition and subject selection, and experiment with new watercolor methods. Create your own original paintings during both class sessions. All skill levels welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Bring a sack lunch. Laura Parker is an artist-blacksmith and the owner of River Forge Gallery. She is a fulltime art professor at American River College and has been teaching for 16 years. Visit www. metalobsession.com. 2 Sat, Oct 8 & 15, 10 am-2 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84 Location: University Art

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Color Made Easy In this hands-on workshop, learn to make better use of color in your art. Find out how to apply the principles of color harmony and theory to discover your unique color expression. Experiment with different hues, values and intensities of color with your choice of watercolor, pastels, acrylic or oil mixable with water. Sun, Oct 16, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

Still Life Drawing Learn to sketch, set and compose a still life. Practice good shapes, using lines, creating volume and depth and handling backgrounds. One-on-one help is provided as you develop your work. Choose from the medium of your choice, pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, chalks and ink to dry pastels. Sun, Oct 23, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

Drawing Skies & Clouds Do you ever marvel at the beauty of the sky? Or have you found it challenging to represent? Get tips and tricks on drawing the vastness of the sky, how to render its depth and space, and capturing its varying luminosities depending on the season and time of day. There will be a special emphasis on clouds. This class is a must for all nature and landscape lovers. Sun, Nov 6, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64

Claire Michelet has a BA from The

Beaux-Arts School of Paris and MFA from CSU Chico. While continuing her career as an artist, she teaches drawing, painting and calligraphy.

Supply list furnished upon registration for all of Claire’s classes. All levels welcome! Bring a sack lunch.

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Paint the Bob Ross Way You’ve probably seen artist Bob Ross on television. No other person in history has created as many first time painters as Bob. No prior painting experience is needed. Individual assistance is provided. 48 hour cancellation notice is required. Linda Andrade, a certified Bob Ross instructor, has been teaching for 10 years. Wed, Sep 7, 6:30-9:30 pm - Desert Hues Wed, Oct 12, 6:30-9:30 pm - Storm on the Horizon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $25 (Pay Instructor)

Fun with Acrylics & Collage

Introduction to Gourd Art

Discover the forgiving nature of acrylics and the spontaneity of collage and mixed-media in this hands-on workshop. Experiment with acrylics, layering, transferring images and incorporating text. Learn new collage techniques through demonstration and one-onone help. Choose from a wide range of poems and images or bring your own (images need to be Xerox or laser prints). All levels welcome! Mira Reisberg is an award-winning book illustrator and an award-winning art teacher. Visit www.mirareisberg.com and www.MiraArt. etsy.com. Thu, Sep 15, 6:30-9:30 pm Thu, Nov 3, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

In this one-day workshop, create your own gourd masterpiece! Get tips on how to properly select, clean and prepare your gourds for crafting. Get creative as you design, woodburn, color and embellish your gourd. Take home a completed gourd as well as the knowledge to create more art at home. Bring a sack lunch. Carol Cherry & Don Rideau are acclaimed gourd artists and instructors. Carol is the Regional Coordinator for the Amador County Gourders and actively involved with the California Gourd Society. Sun, Nov 6, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $69 Members: $64 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

image Great Hair!

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Do you want to look salon-fabulous every day? Join Adrienne as she shares her tips and tricks for blow drying and styling your hair. Discover what your hair type is and the ideal products and brushes you should be using. Find out how to create volume, tame trouble areas, change your look and more with a simple step-by-step process. All hair types welcome. Bring your hair dryer and brushes to class. Adrienne Ramirez has been a hair stylist for nine years and has also been teaching at a beauty college for three years. Mon, Sep 19, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

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Shop Your Shape

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Looking great is not just about the clothes, it’s also knowing what flatters your body type. Join Karri as she helps you find out which of the five body shapes you are. Get tips on balancing your proportions and the key pieces that will have you looking fabulous and feeling confident! Class includes a scheduled personal consultation with instructor ($50 value). Karri Grant is a stylist who specializes in image and wardrobe consulting for individuals and image branding for businesses. Visit www.karrigrant.com. Thu, Sep 15, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Location: Karri’s Office

Makeup for Everyone Need a polished look that’s perfect for every day? Learn it straight from a makeup expert! Through demonstration and hands-on application, discover simple steps for a soft, smooth and even complexion. Get tips on creating a classic look with defined eyes, perfect lips and cheeks. Bring your makeup and brushes to class. Renee Gargano has been a Makeup Artist since 1999 with fashion and cosmetics experience. She specializes in professional makeup artistry for all occasions and events. Wed, Sep 28, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Sensational Skin New! at Any Age

Secrets of the Frugal Fashionista Do you ever wonder how some women look like a million bucks without blowing their budget? You can achieve the same thing with tips from a fashion expert! Discover the best months and times to purchase anything, the 70/30 rule for shopping, secrets that stores don’t want you to know and 100 websites for designer fashions under $100. Class includes a scheduled personal consultation with instructor ($50 value). Karri Grant, see bio this page. Thu, Oct 13, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Location: Karri’s Office

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Stop wasting your time and money on the wrong skin care products. Discover your skin type (one of 16) through an in-depth analysis designed by Dr. Baumann, author of The Skin Type Solution, and then receive your skin type profile. Get tips on daily skin care, sun protection, procedures and skin care ingredients to look for and avoid. Get on the road to healthy and beautiful skin! Class includes a scheduled personal consultation with instructor. Heather Russo is a practicing Clinical Esthetician and CEO of Advanced Skin Care Solutions, specializing in health and wellness inside and out. Visit www. advancedskinsolutionsforyou.com. Thu, Sep 15, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

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cooking

Indian Restaurant Favorites

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Indian cuisine is rich in vibrant flavors, colors and textures. Instead of doing take-out, learn to make several authentic and aromatic Indian dishes at home! Create: • Chole (Spiced Chick Pea Curry) • Vegetable Pulao (Spicy Vegetable Rice) • Palak Paneer (Spinach & Indian Cheese in a Curry Sauce) and • Lassi (Sweet Yogurt Drink). Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Viji Gururajan is an expert in Indian vegetarian/vegan cooking and specializes in the cuisine of South India, which she learned from her grandmother and mother. Wed, Nov 2, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Indian Street Food

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Take a trip to Mumbai and get a taste of authentic Indian fast food made by the street vendors. Make some Pav Bhaji (toasted bun topped with spicy mixed vegetable curry), Vada Pav (toasted bun with fried potato dumplings) along with dipping sauces, Mint Chutney and Sweet & Sour Chutney. Cool down with a glass of Lassi, a popular yogurt drink! Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife, rolling pin and apron to class. Viji Gururajan, see bio this page. Wed, Sep 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Vegetarian Cuisine of Southern India

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Southern Indian food is known to be spicy and hot! Discover how easy Indian cooking can be as you create several delicious vegetarian dishes. Menu: • Lemon Rice • Sambar (Lentils & Vegetables) • Rasam (Tomato & Lentil Soup) • Kosambari (Bean Sprout, Carrot & Cucumber Salad) and • Pallya (Dry Curried Vegetable Dish). Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Viji Gururajan, see bio this page. Wed, Oct 5, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

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Cookie Bouquet Workshop

Bread Made Easy

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Who can resist the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven? If bread baking intimidates you, then join David as you practice the basic steps of making yeast breads. From savory Focaccia to Sweet Rolls and Dinner Rolls, feel confident in making the perfect bread to accompany hearty soups, stews and holiday meals! David Mori has been a professional baker for 24 years and is the owner of a personal chef business, Chef2U. Visit www.rosevillechef2u.com. Sat, Nov 12, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Sushi Impress your friends by serving them your very own homemade sushi. Learn to make maki sushi (rolled), inari sushi (pocket), temaki sushi (cone) and for the sashimi lovers, nigiri sushi (raw or cooked fish). Also covered is the preparation of sushi rice. Come hungry and ready to eat your delectable creations. Learn traditional Japanese techniques and traditions. Laura Thorne of Way Yum Sushi has been catering sushi and conducting sushi classes for over 18 years. Sat, Sep 24, 2:30-4:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

Cookie bouquets make a fun and yummy gift! Make your own cookie bouquet from start to finish and take home the know-how to create more on your own. Learn to bake the perfect cooking and work with fondant and icing as you decorate your cookies. Leave class with a cookie bouquet, ready for immediate gift giving. Sep: Fall Theme. Oct: Halloween. Mary Ellen Edd has over 40 years of experience with cake and cookie decorating and is a certified Wilton instructor. Sat, Sep 17, Noon-4 pm Sat, Oct 29, Noon-4 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Cake Pops! Cake pops are the latest trend in baking! What could be more fun to eat than moist cake that has been candy coated and popped onto a lollipop stick? Get tips and tricks on assembling, dipping and decorating your cake pops as you transform them into adorable creations. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Mary Ellen Edd, see bio this page. Sun, Oct 16, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

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BBQ with Bubba

Fondue Fun

Have you ever wondered how some people make the most mouth-watering ribs or delectable BBQ chicken? This class has the answers to these questions and more! Learn about meat selection, preparation, safety, BBQ methods, timing and equipment. Explore regional differences in BBQ style, menu planning and BBQ sauce preparation. Menu: • Smoked Turkey • Annie’s Special Potatoes and • Grilled Root Vegetables. Mark Johanson is the owner of Bubba’s Rubs and has been feeding friends and family mouth-watering BBQ for years. Visit www. bubbasrubs.com. Sun, Nov 6, 1-4 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Fondues can be used for appetizers, entrees and desserts. Begin with a discussion on the history of fondue and then get hands-on practice making (and tasting) cheese and chocolate fondues. The types of cheeses and other dipping sauces are discussed, along with the various types of dippers that can be used – everything from bread to cheese, meat, veggies and fruit. The Melting Pot staff conducts this class. Sat, Sep 17, Noon-2 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: The Melting Pot

Freezer Cooking Let Kim Brownell introduce you to the 30 Day Gourmet. Assemble an entire month of meals in one day! Topics include planning, shopping, prep work and assembly day tips. You’ll save time, money and your sanity. The materials fee includes two entrees to take home and a copy of the The Freezer Cooking Manual. Kim Brownell, owner of Kim Brownell’s Kitchen Solutions, has been using the freezer cooking method and slow cookers for many years. Sat, Oct 29, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

Tamales Workshop

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These masa-wrapped delights are a classic of Mexican cuisine. In this hands-on workshop, Staci Gallardo, owner of Emma’s Tamales, will share her tips on making masa, assembling tamales and cooking techniques. Menu: • Bean & Cheese Tamales • Potato with Black Pepper & Cheese Tamales and • a Surprise Tamale. Take home lots of tamales to enjoy later. Bonus: Make and taste Champarrado, a Mexican sweet drink for special occasions. Staci Gallardo is the owner of Emma’s Tamales. Visit www.emmastamales.com. Mon, Oct 3, 6-8:30 pm Mon, Oct 17, 6–8:30 pm Mon, Nov 7, 6-8:30 pm Mon, Nov 14, 6–8:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $25 (Pay Instructor) Location: Emma’s Tamales

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Gourmet Truffle Making

Taste of Argentina

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Argentinean cuisine has wonderful influences from Spain, Italy, France and other European countries. Join Pablo as you make several authentic and popular Argentine dishes. Create: • Humita (Corn & Squash Cakes) • Sausages with Vegetable Puree • Chimichurri Sauce and • Dulce de Leche Crepes. Enjoy your creations with wine! Must be 21 or older to attend. Pablo Voitzuk has been making olive oil, teaching cooking classes and participating in tasting panels for over 10 years. Sat, Oct 8, 11 am–2 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

French Cooking

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Transport yourself to France as you join Caroline in creating several classic French dishes. Learn to make: • Salade de betteraves et d’endives (Beet Salad with Endive) • Vol au vent (Puffed Pastries stuffed with Bechamel Sauce) • Gratin dauphinois (Potatoes Gratin) • Boeuf bourguignon (Beef Stew) • Mousse au chocolat (Chocolate Mousse). Bon appétit! Please bring an apron, cutting board and chef’s knife to class. Caroline Chamberlin is a French native from Nice and has been cooking for friends and family for years. Sun, Sep 25, 1-4 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Work with chocolate and make hand-dipped truffles in this fun and delicious class. Experiment with white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, discovering how each type differs. Work with different chocolate molds as well. Indulge your sweet tooth with lots of chocolate tasting and take home all the goodies you make in class. Capital Confections has been in business in Sacramento for 20 years and is known for their truffles, molds and unique chocolate work. Visit sacchocolate.com. Thu, Oct 6, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Capital Confections

Chocolate Gifts from the Kitchen Learn how to make some of the most popular holiday treats: Peppermint Bark, Chocolate Dipped Caramel Pretzels, Chocolate Dipped Cherries and more! Gain candy making tips, storage and packaging tricks and the best local and online places to purchase supplies. Hands-on practice and fun in-class guidance ensure your creations turn out perfect. Take home lots of goodies and recipes. Michelle Lee is the owner of Michelle Lee’s Truffles and Specialty Chocolates whose award winning truffles have been featured in numerous magazines. Mon, Nov 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

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Izakaya: Japanese New! Small Plates

New! Bento: The Japanese Lunch Box

Izakaya is a pub where people enjoy sake, wine and spirits along with snacks. These small plate dishes are simple and full of flavor. Experience izakaya-style dining as you create: • Chilled Tofu with Ginger, Green Onions and Bonito Flakes • Miso Soup • Green Beans with Sesame Dressing • Chicken Karaage (Japanese Chicken Nuggets) with Ginger-Soy Sauce • Shrimp Sui Mai (Steamed Dumplings) and • Fresh Tuna with Miso & Vinegar Dressing. Mayumi Tavalero is the owner of Fork & Knife Creations and has been teaching cooking classes for over nine years. Visit www. forkandknifecreations.com. Mon, Sep 12, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

If you’re tired of the same old sack lunch, learn to make a delicious bento lunch! A bento box is a traditional Japanese container that holds a variety of tasty foods. Discover the art of bento as you create: • Tempura vegetables • Beef Teriyaki • Steamed White Rice • Sunomono (Pickled Cucumber) • Salad with Miso Dressing and • Miso Soup. Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class.  Mayumi Tavalero, see bio this page. Mon, Oct 24, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Perfect Pizza, Pasta & Risotto

Warm, hearty and homey, classic Italian dishes make the perfect comfort foods. Conjure up memories of family, friends and childhood as you learn to make: • Risotto with Italian Sausage • Chicken Cacciatore • Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and • Fettuccine Alfredo. Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio this page. Mon, Nov 7, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Who can resist these Italian classics? Join Mayumi as you create • Pizza Margherita • Fettuccine with Asparagus, Prosciutto & Cream Sauce • Penne with Feta, Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes • Saffron Risotto and • Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms. Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio this page. Mon, Sep 26, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Easy Fall Soups What could be more comforting than a warm bowl of soup in the fall? Create five simple and delicious soups that are hearty enough as a main meal. Learn to make: • Creamy Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons • New England Clam Chowder • Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup • Black Bean and Bacon Soup and • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio this page. Mon, Oct 3, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

Italian Comfort Foods

Umami: The Fifth Taste

New!

New!

Umami, which means savoriness, is one of the five basic tastes, along with sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Experience umami firsthand as you create: • Penne with Tomato-Pancetta Sauce • Shrimp Tempura with Bonito Dipping Sauce • Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip • Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers) with Shiitake Mushrooms and Vinegar-Soy Dipping Sauce. Bring a cutting board, chef’s knife and apron to class. Mayumi Tavalero, see bio this page. Mon, Nov 28, 6:30–9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor) Location: Steel Magnolia Kitchen

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Le Cordon Bleu classes are taught by professional chefs. Students receive extensive handouts and enjoy generous samples.

Fearless Wine & Food Pairing

New!

Essential Classic Sauces

Take the guesswork out of food and wine pairing! Prepare • Stuffed Mushrooms • Coconut Fried Shrimp • Baked Brie • Peppered New York Steak and • Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse. Enjoy your creations with five wines that have been paired with each dish. Students must be 21 or older. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

A true mark of a chef is their sauces. Turn your cuisine from ordinary to sublime and learn several classic dishes, including • Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce • Braised Endive Gratinée • Pistachio Crusted Fish with Port Beurre Rouge and • Beef Tournedos with Sauce Perigord. Sat, Oct 22, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Classic Autumn Pies

Fall Sweet Breads & Pastries

With the holidays around the corner, it’s a great time to brush up on your piemaking skills. Practice making the perfect pie dough using the cut-in technique and learn how to properly cook fruit filling as you prepare the traditional pies of the season: pumpkin, apple and pecan Sat, Oct 8, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Prepare cookies, quick breads and puff pastry items that are ideal for the fall season. Menu includes: • Ham & Cheese Scones • Cherry & Chocolate Chip Scones • Pecan Date Scones • Vanilla-Spiced Apple Turnovers • Apple & Onion Tart • Pumpkin Bread • Almond Tart • Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies • Chocolate Biscotti. Sat, Nov 5, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Seafood Cooking Take the mystery out of seafood cooking. Learn to make delicious dishes and how to select and handle seafood. Menu includes: • Sautéed shrimp • Broiled salmon • Seared ahi tuna • Seafood chowder. Sat, Nov 12, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

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Astral Travel Experience An Out-Of-Body Journey In Class! In this transformative workshop, learn the techniques that allow you to leave your body. Astral projection allows you to: • Heal yourself • Increase your psychic abilities • Visit your past life files • Encounter enlightened beings and deceased loved ones • Travel through time. Get ready to go on an out-of-body field trip and explore the gifts of your spirit. This class may change your view of reality forever. Monet Brooks is a highly skilled clairvoyant, medium, spiritual teacher and medical intuitive. She is the producer of Meditation Light CD. Visit www.monetbrooks.com. Wed, Oct 12, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

spirituality The Power of Meditation Increase your personal power, trust your intuition and create new visions for your future through meditation. Creation begins in our hearts and mind. When we are able to quiet our minds, ground our bodies and connect with the spirit within us, we can move mountains. Discover the true power that you possess within. Monet Brooks, see bio this page. Wed, Sep 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

Private Readings with Monet Brooks Monet channels in-sight and words of wisdom from the divine and determines the appropriate action for healing. One-hour sessions can be arranged by calling Learning Exchange at 916-929-9200. Wed, Sep 14, Noon-5 pm Wed, Oct 12, Noon-5 pm Fee: $135 Members: $130

The Purpose New! of Spirit Communication Why does the spirit world communicate with us? International medium, Francesca Kimpton, answers this question and many others regarding the spirit world. Discover what your spirit helpers are telling you, how they are beneficial to you and whether their evidence can change your life. Bring your questions for a Q&A session and receive a bonus practice exercise. Wed, Oct 5, 6:30–9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40

Demonstration of New! Mediumship Watch Francesca in action as she gives messages from loved ones on the other side to as many audience members as possible. With her unparalleled level of detail and unique skills, Francesca proves the existence of an afterlife. Don’t miss this enlightening evening that will transform your life and change your perspective forever. Thu, Oct 6, 7–9 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Francesa Kimpton is a highly respected medium, teacher and speaker. Known for her accuracy, she was the first medium to have her own successful UK TV series, Revelations. Visit www.francescakimpton.com.

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home & garden Gifts From the Garden

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You will be amazed at how many simple homemade gifts you can make from plants, flowers and herbs. From potpourri and floral sachets to bath oils and herbal wraps, make at least five ready-to-go gifts in class and take home materials to make more at home. These useful and beautiful gifts are sure to please those on your holiday list! Sat, Oct 8, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor) Location: Peabody Ranch

Winter Vegetable Gardening With our mild California climate, growing a garden in the winter is possible and fall is the perfect time to start. Learn about the planting window for winter vegetables, cold protection techniques, cover crops and much more. In no time, enjoy delicious broccoli, leeks, cabbage and lettuce from your own garden! Take home handouts, plants and seeds to get started. Bonus: Tour the farm, taste samples and get tips on perennial flower planting. 2 Sat, Sep 10 & 24, 9 am-Noon Fee: $69 Members: $64 Location: Peabody Ranch

Growing & Using Herbs For Cooking & Healing Herbs are not only easy to grow, but they are also wonderful for culinary and medicinal purposes. In this in-depth workshop, get started on designing your own herb garden as you learn the basics of identifying, growing, maintaining and harvesting herbs. Discover how to use herbs by making your own favorite tea mixes, herb blends for cooking, tinctures, decoctions and more from a vast collection of plants. Plants and seeds will be distributed. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor class. 4 Sat, Sep 17, Oct 1, 15 & 29, 9 am-Noon Fee: $139 Members: $134 Materials: $40 (Pay Instructor) Location: Peabody Ranch

Suzanne Ashworth is the owner of Del Rio Botanical, an instructor and author of Seed to Seed. Visit www.delriobotanical.com.

Cabinet Makeover Give your home a fresh new look without tearing everything out! Camouflage your outdated cabinets with a gorgeous glazed or painted finish. Learn proper preparation and finish coats by completing both a stained and painted finish on an actual oak door. A textured finish will also be demonstrated in class. Shauna Gallagher is an award-winning, nationally recognized decorative artist with over 16 years of experience. Visit www.shaunagallagher.com. Sat, Oct 22, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $40 (Pay Instructor)

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Landscape Design Workshop Plan a beautiful and functional outdoor living space with a nationally recognized landscape designer. Learn about balance, function and design philosophy. Actively apply these principles to create a realistic and attractive landscape design which suits both your home and personal tastes. The final session is an individual meeting with the instructor (sometime between 9-11 am) to review your own plans. Michael Glassman is an award-winning landscape designer and owner of Michael Glassman & Associates. Visit www.michaelglassman.com. 2 Tue, Sep 6 & 13, 6-8 pm & Sat, Sep 24, 9-11 am Fee: $99 Members: $94

Paper Management at Home

Build Your Dream Home for a Song

Paper...it’s in every household and out of control in most! Get in control of your paperwork once and for all. Manage your mail, streamline your bills and deal with receipts. Learn to set-up and maintain a household paper management system and explore paperless options and alternatives. Terry Prince, CPO-CD, is an internationally recognized expert in chronic disorganization and productivity issues. Wed, Oct 12, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Imagine owning your dream home with little or no mortgage. One way to get such a place is to build it yourself. Gain the insights on how David built a million-dollar house for his family for only $40 a square foot. Discover how to buy land at huge discounts, purchase building materials for next to nothing, design your dream house for around $100 and live on your property comfortably and rent-free while you build. David Cook had barely picked up a hammer before starting work on his dream house. Visit www.buildyourdreamhouse.com. Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

Fun with Flowers! Love the look of fresh flowers but don’t want to spend a fortune? In this hands-on class, learn the basics of flower arranging and leave class with a gorgeous arrangement and the know-how to create more at home. Gain decorating tips and lots of creative inspiration! Bring sharp scissors or flower clippers. Sep: Flower Puppy. Oct: Halloween. Nov: Holiday. Angie Zimmerman is the owner of Heavenly Flower & Events, specializing in wedding and party flowers, with over 19 years of experience. She also teaches flower classes on the internet. Visit www.flowerarranging101.tv. Thu, Sep 1, 6:30-9 pm Thu, Oct 27, 6:30-9 pm Mon, Nov 21, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Pay Instructor)

New! Remodeling & Renovating Secrets If you’re thinking of updating a kitchen or bath or adding on a room, join this class and avoid the pitfalls that many homeowners make. Whether you’re hiring a general contractor or going the DIY route, get the insider tips on planning, designing and managing your project. Learn how to bid, set-up a budget and schedule, handle permits and more. Save money by avoiding costly mistakes! Conrad Sloan has over 30 years of experience as a licensed general contractor. He is a marketing representative for Guy Biggs Construction. Visit www.GuyBiggs.com. Tue, Sept 6, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $20 (Optional)

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Darcie’s Fall Garden & Landscape Makeovers Do you have an existing landscape that you have no idea how to maintain? Begin your landscape makeover now and learn: • Basic pruning skills • Insect control • Fertilizing • Weed control • Plant selection • Keeping your flowers blooming • Adding color • Basic planting techniques. Field trip to Green Acres in Sacramento follows this workshop. Class is from 10 am-Noon and the field trip is from 1-3 pm. Darcie Paulin owns Custom Plantings which specializes in garden makeovers and custom pruning services. Visit www.customplantings.com. Sat, Oct 8, 10 am-3 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $2 (Pay Instructor)

Online classes you can schedule at your convenience! All classes are $99 each Upcoming sessions start Sep 21 • Oct 19 • Nov 9 Business & Management

Accounting Fundamentals Creating A Successful Business Plan Fundamentals Of Supervision And Management Professional Sales Skills Purchasing Fundamentals Writing Effective Grant Proposals

Career Ideas & Development Evidence Law Legal Nurse Consulting Real Estate Law Survival Kit For New Teachers

Computer Applications

Computer Skills For The Workplace Introduction To Database Development Introduction To Linux Introduction To Perl Programming Introduction To PC Security

Personal Finance

Debt Elimination Techniques That Work The Analysis & Valuation Of Stocks Introduction To Stock Options Personal Finance Real Estate Investing Where Does All My Money Go?

Computer & Web Programming

Creating Web Graphics with Photoshop CS3 Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Introduction to CSS and XHTML Designing Effective Websites Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3 & CS4

Languages

Instant Italian Beginning Conversational French Speed Spanish Conversational Japanese

Personal Enrichment

Assisting Aging Parents Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Intro to Natural Health & Healing Genealogy Basics Keys to Effective Communication Merrill Ream Speed Reading Resume Writing Workshop

Writing & Publishing Beginning Writer’s Workshop Grammar Refresher Romance Writing Secrets Writing for Children Mystery Writing

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golf

Introductory Golf Clinic In this two-hour workshop, instruction concentrates on beginner basics: • Correct grip • Proper set-up • Swing motion • Chip shot techniques. Also learn about the best local courses to get started on, what to look for when buying clubs, how to go from a beginner to a skilled player and how to have fun on the golf course! Sat, Sep 10, 2-4 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

Beginning Golf

Intermediate Golf

Level I

If you have been playing on golf courses and are ready to lower your score, join this class. Sessions include work on your full shots to learn how to: control ball flight and shape your shots so you can handle all course situations, increase distance on your tee shots and handle a variety of bunker shots. 6 Wed, Sep 14-Oct 26, 6:30-7:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 5 6 Sat, Oct 15-Nov 19, 11 am-Noon Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $24 (Pay Instructor)

Learn proper grip, stance, posture and alignment. Swinging the club is next, starting with putts, chip and pitch shots and finishing with irons and tee shots. Bring your clubs if you have any, or Haggin Oaks will provide. By the end of this class, students are ready for 9-hole course play. 6 Wed, Sep 14-Oct 26, 5:30-6:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 5 6 Thu, Sep 15-Oct 27, 5:30-6:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 6 6 Sat, Oct 15-Nov 19, 9-10 am Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $24 (Pay Instructor)

Level II Working on the driving range, concentrate on full swing fundamentals with an emphasis on tee shots and fairway woods. Add consistency to your golf game with a good pre-shot routine and the correct mental approach. 6 Thu, Sep 15-Oct 27, 6:30-7:30 pm* *Class skips Oct 6 6 Sat, Oct 15-Nov 19, 10-11 am Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $24 (Pay Instructor)

Lower Your Score In Just 3 Hours! Learn the correct technique for putting, chipping, pitch and bunker shots. Discover the short game secrets and have your questions answered in this three-hour class. Students should have some prior experience. Sat, Sep 17, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $4 (Pay Instructor)

Dick McShane, teaching pro at Haggin Oaks

since 1981, has taught over 5,000 Learning Exchange students in the past 14 years. All golf classes are held at Haggin Oaks.

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recreation

Ghost Hunting History, Haunts & Stories

Intro to Paranormal Research

Are you intrigued by the world of the paranormal? Join the American Paranormal Investigations team as they reveal the history of ghost hunting, ghost theory and spirit communication. Hear about legendary ghost stories, well-known haunted places and experiences that the team has encountered. Sat, Oct 22, 10 am-Noon Fee: $39 Members: $34

If you’ve always wanted to know what happens during a paranormal investigation, don’t miss this class! Learn about the process, types of equipment used, application techniques and the various roles of the team. Discover the different types of haunting, the do’s and don’ts of an investigation and the potential dangers involved. Sat, Oct 22, 1:30-3:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

American Paranormal Investigations, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a TAPS Family

Member of Northern California and assists those with supernatural phenomena. Visit www.apinvestigations.com.

Take both classes and join API for a private ghost hunt at a TBD location in November!

Juggling Made Easy

New!

Anyone can juggle, so come join the fun! Not just for circus performers, juggling is great for improving hand-eye coordination, relieving stress and expressing your creativity. With an easy step-by-step process, you will discover some basic tricks and juggle three balls in no time! Marcos Hernandez has been a juggler for five years and is currently the President of the Damento Juggling Club. Visit www.damento. org. 2 Thu, Sep 15 & 22, 6:30-8 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

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Oh, darn! Why was my class canceled? Sometimes a great class gets canceled because people wait to register until the last minute. Sign-up early, and if you have a change of heart, get busy at work, or your schedule changes, just call and we will be happy to credit your account for a future class.

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified


Basics of Handgun Safety Learn the fundamentals of firearm safety, gun handling, marksmanship, cleaning, storage and more in this intensive workshop. Fire a variety of handguns and practice several firing positions on a target range. Class size is limited to four with one instructor for every two students. A Handgun Safety Certificate can be obtained for an additional fee upon completion of this course. Guy Auxer & Donna Rolls are NRA Certified Instructors, CA DOJ Instructors and owners of Liberty Firearms Training, specializing in training women and beginners. Visit www. libertyfirearmstraining.com. Sat, Oct 15, 9 am-2 pm Sat, Nov 12, 9 am-2 pm Fee: $189 Members: $184 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor) Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

Fly Fishing The Ultimate Relaxation Learn what rods, reels and line to use and how to assemble them; what to buy without it costing a lot and what specific flies or streamers to use to catch what. Then go outside to actually learn to cast. Class includes a copy of Fly Fishing Tactics and practice casting. Eric Christensen has been an avid fly fisherman for over 30 years. He specializes in trout and has fished streams and lakes in New England, throughout the West and other locations. Sat, Oct 1, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

travel Planning Your Italian Vacation

Northern CA Getaways

Art, song, food, wine, spectacular beauty and infinite other rich experiences await the traveler to Italy. This class provides travelers with the strategies and practical ideas to make an Italian dream vacation a reality. Class includes: • The best time of year to travel • Choosing which cities and how long to stay • Renting a villa, apartment, pensione or hotel for any budget and which locations are best • What to pack, what to wear, cultural and etiquette notes so you won’t look like a tourist • How to get around using public transportation and information on car rental and lease • Money matters and shopping • Driving and personal safety tips • And more. Patrizia Cerruti is a native of Tuscany and the Director of Sacramento’s Italian Language School. Sat, Oct 15, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $5 (Pay Instructor)

Want to go on a safari, take a cruise on a yacht that was once known as the Floating White House, visit a gold mine or have your child’s birthday party aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet? Come to this unique class and learn about the many day or weekend trips that are close to Sacramento, modestly priced and a delight for children, adults or both. There’s more to do than go wine tasting! Class is geared to places in Northern California, but materials are offered for the entire state. Michelle Allen has worked with Trade and Commerce, utilized resources at The Tourism Bureau, recently worked in the Governor’s Office and traveled all over California to explore exciting places to go. Wed, Sep 28, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

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computers Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn For Beginners Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have transformed the way people use the Internet. Whether you want to keep in touch with friends or leverage social networking for your business or career, this class will help you get started. Explore each social networking site, learn how each one differs and how they are best used. Discover how to set-up accounts, find friends, establish connections and more. Mon, Oct 10, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Optional)

Blogging for Fun & Profit Personal blogs and business blogs are a great way to share your information and expertise. Discover what blogs are, who is using them and how to set-up and host your blog. Explore how small business owners can use a blog as a website and connect with potential customers. Gain tips on ways to make money from blogging, including affiliate programs, selling ads on your blog and more. Tue, Oct 11, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Optional)

Bob Cohen is a technology coach

and educator, speaker, blogger and author of three books, including Social Networking for Beginners. Visit www. bobology.com.

Need to create a Facebook page for your business? Check out Bob’s class on page 41.

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eBay: The Basics of Selling Whether you simply want to get rid of ‘stuff,’ desire additional part-time income or a serious eBay business, this class is for you. Learn how to set up a Seller Account, create listings that sell, enhance listings with photos and accept credit card payments with PayPal. Get tips and tricks on conducting market research, determining shipping costs, where to get free shipping supplies and more. Kevin Boyd is a multi award-winning education specialist, online marketing consultant and published author of three books, including eBay Business at Your Fingertips. Visit www.WebAuctionTraining.com. Thu, Oct 6, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Optional)

Create a Website For Fun, Profit & Business Would you like to create a basic website in 60 minutes with no programming skills required? Whether for fun, extra income or your small business, learn an easy step-by-step process for building your own site. Discover the do’s and don’ts of website design. Explore techniques to get your site noticed by the top search engines, how to get traffic fast, valuable Internet market research tools and moneygenerating affiliate sites with no products required. Class is demo only. Kevin Boyd, see bio this page. Sat, Oct 8, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $99 Members: $94 Materials: $33 (Optional)

Register online: class listed in Business/Finance

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified


Software Training at New Horizons Acrobat 9.0

Illustrator CS5

Project 2003

Dreamweaver CS5

InDesign CS5

Project 2007

Excel 2003

Outlook 2003

Excel 2007

Outlook 2007

Excel 2010

Outlook 2010

Flash CS5

PowerPoint 2003

HTML 4.01

PowerPoint 2007

Level 1 & 2 Level 1

Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1 & 2

Level 1, 2 & 3

Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1, 2 & 3 Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

PowerPoint 2010

Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 2

Project 2010 Level 1 & 2

Windows 7 Level 1

Word 2003

Level 1, 2 & 3

Word 2007

Level 1, 2 & 3

Word 2010

Level 1, 2 & 3

Level 1 & 2

All classes are held at New Horizons. Visit www.learningexchange.com for all dates, times and fees. 48 hour advance registration is required.

real estate Profit from Foreclosures Distressed properties can be acquired at a substantial discount five different ways. Discover how to make each kind of purchase and ways to minimize the risks and maximize the rewards. Learn how to locate real estate bargains, negotiate with sellers, identify title and debt problems before you purchase and close the deal. Warren Racine has been a licensed California Real Estate Broker for more than 32 years and is an investor in foreclosures. Visit www.discoverforeclosures.com. Sat, Sep 17, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $3 (Pay Instructor)

The Successful Landlord This comprehensive class is carefully designed to protect you from unknowingly violating the rights of your tenants and teaches you how to take full advantage of the many legal rights available to knowledgeable landlords. Learn how to: • Properly prepare rentals to meet California’s strict habitability requirements • Thoroughly and legally screen prospective tenants • Quickly and inexpensively evict bad tenants • Collect your money judgements for unpaid rent and damages • Understand the complexities of the numerous documents you need to effectively and profitably manage your rentals. Gary Link is a Sacramento attorney who has represented local landlords in over 33,000 eviction cases. Thu, Sep 29, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

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careers Become a Notary in One Day Seminar & State Exam Learn about new legislation and how to pass the official Notary exam (must be taken every four years). Identify document signers, keep a journal, fill out certificates and avoid lawsuits. Class includes a practice Notary Public Exam. If you would like to take the exam you must bring: 1. A check made payable to the Secretary of State for $40. 2. Proper photo ID (current Driver’s License or State issued ID card). 3. 2x2 passport color photo. Class is 8:30 am-4 pm, registration for exam is 4:15-5 pm and the exam is 5-6 pm. Bring a sack lunch. Sat, Sep 24, 8:30 am-6 pm Fee: $119 Members: $114 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor) Exam Fee: $40

Renewing Notaries State Required Seminar As of January 2009, Renewing Notaries must take an Approved Notary Refresher course. Review all laws and regulations required to know to continue as a Notary. You must take the exam and be fingerprinted again. Six-hour approved course must be taken first and there can be no lapse in your commission. Otherwise, you are required to take the six-hour course again. Registration for exam is 4:15-5 pm and exam is from 5-6 pm. For the exam, you must bring the following: $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license with photo or state issued ID card, 2x2 passport color photo, two #2 pencils. Live Scan Fingerprints required after you pass the exam. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant. Sat, Sep 24, 12:30-6 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor) Exam Fee: $40

Notary Public Seminars has been a leading public course provider in California for nearly 20 years.

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Get a State Job Despite the current budget issues, you can still be hired by the state during a ‘hiring freeze’. Record numbers of baby boomers are retiring and California’s mandated programs must be serviced by new hires. Learn how to find the exams/jobs, how to apply and test, what the benefits are and how to continue up the career ladder once you are in. Michelle Allen has worked for five different State agencies. She is the author of How to Get a Job With the State and provides oneon-one consulting. Visit www.michelleallencaliforniastatejobs.com. Wed, Sep 14, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor)

Become a Community Education Instructor Would you like to use your life experience to help others or make some extra money as an instructor? Community colleges, parks and rec groups and adult education programs are always looking for new classes. Learn from a seasoned pro how to get started in this lucrative part-time profession. Discover how to choose a subject, write a compelling course description, double your income with addons and much more. No teaching credential needed. Materials fee includes 30-minute after-class consultation. David Cook has been teaching his popular “Build Your Dream House for a Song” class for over 10 years. Visit www.community-ed.com. Sat, Oct 1, 2-5 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

What Were You Born To Do? Identify your Natural Talents and achieve your highest potential. See additional class details on page 7.

Register online: class listed in Personal Growth

All Classes are held at LEX unless otherwise specified


Break Into Voice-Overs

How to Make it in Voice-Overs

Have you been told you have a great voice? This overview of the business provides you the full range of voice-over delivery styles including hard sells, soft sells, dialogues, industrial narrations and real people. Listen to and evaluate commercials. Learn about job opportunities, auditioning and demo tapes. A few lucky students will be taped and critiqued. Susan Hayward is a national award-winning Sacramento-based writer, producer and trainer. Thu, Sep 8, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

All-Day Workshop

Find Anything on Anyone Almost any fact you might want to learn about an individual, business or licensed professional can be found by researching public records. Learn how to access public records via your computer with a listing of commonly used ‘free’ databases. Gather information quickly, legally and on your own! John Kennedy, owner of John Kennedy & Associates, has been a Private Investigator for 14 years. Wed, Sep 21, 6:30-9:30 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

Write Your Own Will Don’t put off doing your Will, Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directive another day. Learn the decisions that need to be made and how to put them into a properly drafted Will. Class includes a scheduled consultation with the instructor to go over your specific concerns, review your documents for accuracy and assist you in their proper execution. Mark Drobny is the founder and owner of Drobny Law Offices. He brings over 28 years experience helping clients plan their estates. Tue, Sep 20, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Couples: $85 Materials: $10 (Pay Instructor) Location: Drobny Law Office

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Discover the latest information on the business, how to get started and the equipment needed to compete in today’s market. Read and record copy from different genres of voice-overs and receive a personal evaluation. Bring a sack lunch. Ideal follow-on class to Break Into Voice-Overs. D.C. Goode is a veteran voice talent who has done thousands of projects covering all areas of voice-over work. Visit www.dcgoode.com. Sat, Sep 17, 10 am-4:30 pm Fee: $89 Members: $84

legal/investigations Divorce Course Are you separated from your spouse or thinking of dissolving your marriage? Learn your basic legal rights and obligations as well as the dissolution process. Child custody and support, property rights and spousal support issues are discussed. Hal Bartholomew is a family law attorney, mediator and collaborative lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Visit www.divorcewithrespect.com. Tue, Sep 6, 6:30-9 pm Wed, Nov 9, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Location: Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices

Collaborative Divorce Collaborative Divorce is a new process allowing parties and their attorneys to work as a team to resolve disputes respectfully. Class also reviews the basics of divorce process, litigation and divorce mediation. Hal Bartholomew, see bio above. Tue, Sep 13, 6:30-9 pm Tue, Nov 15, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Location: Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices

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business/finance Import/Export Business Part I Do you want to have a business where you travel to foreign countries tax deductible? Learn how to research what US products outside the US are in demand now. Explore ways to find an international buyer and supplier. Also learn what free local resources are available to start or expand your international business. Sat, Sep 24, 10 am-4:30 pm Fee: $79 Members: $74

Part II This workshop offers a hands-on approach to conducting market research, identifying prospective customers and untapped markets. How to gain insight into global trade activities of a target country. Learn how culture impacts your business strategy, negotiating to penetrate cultural barriers. Discussion also includes tools that facilitate international trade transactions such as using contract manufacturing, NAFTA and other trade agreements. Prerequisite: Import/Export Business class or two years of experience in importing and/or exporting. Sat, Oct 1, 10 am-4:30 pm Fee: $79 Members: $74

Center For Intl Trade Development has

provided Sacramento regional businesses with coaching, training and research relating to the global market place since 1989.

Grant Writing Proposals for Nonprofits Part I Start writing successful proposals today and get the money and resources you need. Topics include: • Learn how to ask for what you want • Discover the best unknown type of proposals • What you must do before submitting proposals • The steps and submission process of proposals • How to find and respond to RFP’s (Request for Proposals) • Tips on how to narrow down your program or project. $30 materials fee covers both classes. Sat, Sep 10, 9 am-Noon Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

Part II Are you losing funding or do you want to expand? Learn: • How to stand out from the competition • Locate untapped sources for available funding • Important points about managing funds once received • How to use any rejections as a ‘sure win’ for next time • Suggestions on how to integrate funded programs into your organization • Tips on creating policies and procedures to ensure ethical and effective management. Part I is recommended; but not required. Sat, Sep 10, 1-4 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $30 (Pay Instructor)

Trina McKie has worked with hundreds of

small businesses and non-profits in a variety of areas, including program development, financial structuring and operations management for 20 years.

Create a Website For Fun, Profit & Business Would you like to create a basic website in 60 minutes with no programming skills required? Whether for fun, extra income or your small business, learn an easy step-by-step process for building your own site. Discover the dos and don’ts of website design. Explore techniques to get your site noticed by the top search engines, how to get traffic fast, valuable Internet market research tools and money-generating affiliate sites with no products required. Class is demo only. Kevin Boyd, see bio page 36. Sat, Oct 8, 9 am-3 pm Fee: $99 Members: $94 Materials: $33 (Optional)

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Facebook for Business Owners

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Whether you run a business, non-profit, or organization that needs a Facebook page, join Bob as you create your Facebook business page with step-by-step guidance. Set up a business profile, claim your spot on Facebook Places, start building a Fan base and post content to your page. Discover different tools to get email list subscribers, offer coupons, run contests, link multiple social media sites together and much more. For hands-on, bring a laptop with WiFi to class. Bob Cohen, see bio page 36. Tue, Oct 11, 1–4 pm Fee: $59 Members: $54 Materials: $30 (optional)

Bookkeeping with QuickBooks The Basics

Beyond the Basics

Learn the basics of bookkeeping, as well as how these basic concepts work in the QuickBooks accounting software. This class combines lecture and demonstration to give you tips on how to set up the QuickBooks software in a meaningful way for your business. Topics also include organization tips and compliance issues with sales tax, payroll taxes and 1099 forms. 2 Thu, Oct 6 & 13, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $79 Members: $74 Materials: $3 (Pay Instructor)

Are you comfortable with the basics of Quickbooks, but would like to learn more? This class combines lecture and demonstration to give you more tips on utilizing QuickBooks more efficiently. Learn how to clean up lists, handle recurring transactions and reconcile accounts. Topics also include handling tricky situations such as bad checks, discounts and bad debts. Thu, Oct 20, 6:30-9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40 Materials: $2 (Pay Instructor)

Bonnie Gentry, a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, is an accountant with over 20 years of experience.

money matters Building Your Financial Portfolio On $25 a Month or Less! Learn to invest in safe secure growth stocks that are historically proven and will even gain during a recession. Discover how to by-pass your broker and keep the profit for yourself. Plus understand what is happening in our economy and stock market today and how to use this to improve your own finances. Bobbie and Eric Christensen are nationally known financial experts, retired bankers and best-selling authors of two investment books. Visit www.booksamerica.com. Thu, Sep 29, 6-9 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44 Materials: $15 (Pay Instructor)

Save Big with Couponing How would you like to regularly save 60-90% on your grocery and personal care items? It’s possible if you know the secrets of strategic shopping and couponing! Discover how to scan sales ads for deals, how to stack coupons for maximum savings, which stores have the best deals for the week, how to time your purchases and much more. Start seeing immediate savings on your grocery bill! Lori Lee has been an avid couponer for the past two years and has successfully saved thousands of dollars, averaging $500 savings per month. Visit www.couponcoach.org. Sat, Nov 5, 10 am-1 pm Fee: $49 Members: $44

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special guests A Purse of Your Own

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The 7 Wealthy Habits of Financially Successful Women Wealthy women think, act and view things differently when they manage their finances. Join author and Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, as she shares the seven key secrets to their success. Discover how changing your outlook can change your financial outcome and how to identify your strengths to position yourself for success. Gain the tools to find the money you already have to save and invest. Learn to turn problems into financial opportunities and find out how creating value for others can be the path for creating wealth for yourself. Get on the road toward financial security! Deborah Owens is the author of three books, including her latest, A Purse Of Your Own: The Easy Guide to Financial Security and is the wealth coach on My Generation TV, a lifestyle program on PBS. For over 10 years, she has also hosted a radio show, Wealthy Lifestyles, on the NPR affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit www.deborahowens.com. Thu, Sep 29, 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $39 Members: $34

Edible Landscaping: The New American New! Garden One of today’s gardening buzzwords is sustainable. You’d be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape style than an organically grown edible garden. Join Rosalind for an informative lecture and mouthwatering slide presentation as she shares her insights on an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for home gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes, as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles. Sat, Sep 17, 10-11:30 am Fee: $19 Members: $14

New! Growing an Heirloom Garden: Vegetables & Flowers Our ancestors grew large meaty tomatoes, beets the size of volleyballs, and sweet peas so fragrant they could perfume a room. Many of those old varieties are now lost, but there is still an exciting array of old-fashion edibles and flowers we can still grow and enjoy today. Join photographer and author, Rosalind Creasy for a slide lecture on how to select, grow, and cook with heirloom vegetables; as well as how to find great heirloom varieties of flowers like love-lies-bleeding, love-in-a-puff, old roses, and those very fragrant sweet peas. Sat, Sep 17, 1-2:30 pm Fee: $19 Members: $14

Rosalind Creasy is a pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, an award-winning profes-

sional photographer, landscape designer and the author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping. Visit www.rosalindcreasy.com.

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The Purpose of Spirit Communication

Demonstration of Mediumship Watch Francesca in action as she gives messages from loved ones on the other side to as many audience members as possible. With her unparalleled level of detail and unique skills, Francesca proves the existence of an afterlife. Don’t miss this enlightening evening that will transform your life and change your perspective forever. Thu, Oct 6, 7–9 pm Fee: $29 Members: $24

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Why does the spirit world communicate with us? International medium, Francesca Kimpton, answers this question and many others regarding the spirit world. Discover what your spirit helpers are telling you, how they are beneficial to you and whether their evidence can change your life. Bring your questions for a Q&A session and receive a bonus practice exercise. Wed, Oct 5, 6:30–9 pm Fee: $45 Members: $40


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