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Community Education - North East Independent School District
Featured Classes
Become an arm chair traveler
and let CIA graduate Susan
Senser tickle your taste buds in
her French Country Cooking
and Rustic Tuscan Comfort
Food classes on page 14.
Check out the hot new dance
classes with DanceArtSA
on pages 26-27. There is
something for everyone from
Mambo to Two Step, Swing to
Cumbia.
Join Master Naturalist and Master
Gardeners at the Harris Middle
School Community Gardens for a
series of spring gardening classes – see pages 17-18 for more
details.
Take an enchanting walk in downtown San Antonio and discover
some delightful surprises in the
class Hidden San Antonio – see
page 30.
Young programmers can learn to “crack the
code” with the award-winning program Tynker®.
Youth grades 5-8 check out Cracking the
CODE: Computer Programming for Beginners
on page 37.
The cover was designed by Jeff McWhorter. Landy Rodriguez executed the layout. The schedule was edited by Carrie Smith with
the assistance of Karen Condit and Jorge Ramirez.
A Message from the
Executive Director of Adult &
Community Education,
Becky Gossen
Once the holidays pass, regardless
of the weather, we all start thinking of
spring. Spring is the season for new
beginnings and growth. NEISD Adult &
Community Education is ready to help
you blossom!
There are tons of new classes as well
as old standards to guide you. Become
more technologically savvy with Yolanda Edwards’ new class, Introduction to
Outlook® 2013 or Melissa Tarun’s class,
Digital Project Life® for the iPad: Memory-Keeping on the Go.
Clinical Nutritionist, Beverly Meyer, will
shatter myths about weight, energy and
gluten free foods in her class, Beyond
Gluten Free: The Paleo Diet for Weight
Loss and Energy while Darshan Singh
will help you learn the eight limbs of
classical Yoga in his class, Therapeutic
Yoga.
New cooking classes with CIA graduate,
Susan Senser will expand your horizons
as well as your skills. Try Rustic Tuscan
Comfort Food or Fabulous Filo to get
started or let the folks at Young Chef’s
Academy teach you how to Be Your
Own Barista!
Learn about the success of the Harris
Middle School Community Garden and
get tips for startup and management
with How to Create a Spring Garden,
taught by Loryn Windwehen and members of the Harris Middle School Green
Team. If your garden space is more limited, join Master Gardener Dr. Tom Harris’ class Grow Anything Anywhere in a
Container.
Creative Expression classes range from
Beadmaking I – Introduction to Glass
Beadmaking to Torch-Fired Enameling
to Metal Art Welding.
As you see, the possibilities are truly
endless. The time is now… Grow Yourself!
Contents
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Computer Skills
Basic to advanced classes from Word & Excel, to
Pinterest & Facebook; Web design & iPads.
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Online Courses
Take an ed2go class from the comfort of your home on just about anything.
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Health & Wellness
Fitness, yoga, water aerobics, essentials oils & more.
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Culinary Arts
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Home & Garden
Gardening, home improvement & sewing.
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Recreation & Leisure
Golf, tennis, genealogy, dog obedience, tours & more.
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Money Matters
Investing, money management, retirement
planning & more.
32
Career Training
Work from home, bookkeeping & more.
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Language & Communication
Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese & public speaking.
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Youth & Teens
Guitar, SAT prep, cooking, art & dance.
Academy of Learning in Retirement
Learn, socialize and exchange views. Classes for
students ages 50 or older.
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Driver Education
Classroom instruction plus in-car training
Creative Expressions
Arts & crafts from jewelry making to painting, plus
dancing, guitar & harmonica.
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GED Test
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Adult Education
GED & ESL classes
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Visit our website at
https://communityed.neisd.net
or call (210) 407-0140, option 3
Computer Skills
No discounts on the following classes
Introduction to Computers
This class is for individuals who are new to
the computer and will be taught at a beginners
pace. Students will learn the basics in a
hands-on environment. Students will gain an
understanding of computer software, hardware,
and peripherals; understand and use Desktop
objects; examine Window elements; and
understand computer security. There are no
pre-requisites for this class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Yolanda Edwards
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 17, 9:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Pamela Stephens
Introduction to Windows 7®
This course teaches the core features and
functions of Windows 7®. You will learn how to
use the start menu and taskbar; move and resize
windows; create and manage files, folders,
and libraries; and search for content on your
computer. You will also create shortcuts, use
gadgets, and change system settings. Finally,
you will browse the Web with Internet Explorer.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 24, 9:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Pamela Stephens
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 24, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Yolanda Edwards
Introduction to Word® 2013
The smart way to learn Word® 2013-one
step at a time with hands-on exercises!
You will learn how to navigate the new user
interface and discover how to use features
in Word® to help create, edit, and proofread
documents. You’ll also learn how to modify
the appearance of text, organize information
with align features (tabs, indents, bullets), use
proofing tools (spelling, grammar, thesaurus)
and more (tables, headers, footers, margins).
Prerequisite: Windows training or equivalent
experience.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. March 3, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Yolanda Edwards
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. March 17, 9:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Pamela Stephens
Introduction to Word® 2013,
Part II
Learn how to apply additional formatting
features including borders and shading, page
borders, and styles. You will also learn how
to create and format a table, insert graphic
objects, insert a header and footer, create a
table of contents, and customize the spelling
dictionary and Word® options. Prerequisite:
Introduction to Word® 2013 or equivalent
experience. Yolanda Edwards is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 104, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. March 24, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
New! Introduction to
Outlook® 2013
Learn how to work in this communications tool
to include compose, send, read, respond to,
and manage e-mail; add key contacts; manage
your calendar; and create tasks and notes.
Yolanda Edwards is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 21, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
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Introduction to Publisher®
2013
Learn to use this easy but powerful desktop
publishing software. Whether you’re redesigning
your business cards or need to create a monthly
newsletter, this Microsoft Office® program
provides a huge variety of looks and designs.
Learn to add all the objects that make a
project effective: text boxes, graphics, charts
and tables. You will also review good design
techniques for your publications. Yolanda
Edwards.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 7, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Excel® 2013, Basics
In this level one class, you will learn all about
Excel® workbooks, worksheets, and cells,
and how to manipulate them to help you do
work. Learn also to change the look and feel of
worksheets and cells, enter basic formulas, and
create a simple graph with the data you input.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 17, 6:30-8:30 PM, $85.00
Igancio Duran
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. March 24, 9:00-11:00 AM, $85.00
Pamela Stephens
Excel® 2013, Beyond the
Basics
Level two offers a more extensive look into the
world of the Excel® spreadsheet. More time
is given to making and customizing graphs,
working with more complex functions, and
manipulating data to achieve your goals. You
will learn how to sort and filter data, conditionally
format data, and explore the ins and outs of
Microsoft® Excel® 2013. Taught by Igancio
Duran. Prerequisite: Excel® 2013, Basics or
equivalent experience.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. March 31, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Computer Skills
New! Digital Project Life® for
the iPad: Memory-Keeping on
the Go
Excel® 2013, Advanced
The final Excel® class in a series offered by
Brad Cloud takes you to that next level of
data manipulation and presentation. You will
learn about consolidating multiple worksheets,
creating and using pivot tables, sharing data
with Word and PowerPoint®, and making
macros work for you. Prerequisite: Excel®
Basics, Beyond the Basics or equivalent
experience. Ignacio Duran.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 14, 6:30-8:30 PM, $65.00
Microsoft Access® 2013
Level I
Students will learn how to manage data in
a relational database including creating new
tables to store the data; designing forms to
enter the data into a table; creating queries to
filter the data, and creating reports to present
the data. Yolanda Edwards.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 16, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Microsoft Access® 2013
Level II
Students will build on the learning from Level
1 to include joining tables to extract data from
multiple tables, creating sub-forms to view and/
or enter data into multiple tables simultaneously,
creating advanced queries, sharing data with
Microsoft Word to create a mail merge, and
designing custom reports. Yolanda Edwards.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 30, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Are all your family’s photos on your iPhone?
Do you regularly share your favorite memories
on Facebook or Instagram? Imagine a tool
that allows you to scrapbook those images
and memories without scissors, glue, tools
or even printed photos! The new The Project
Life® App allows you to create complete page
layouts in popular sizes quickly and in the palm
of your hand. Coupled with other available free
or inexpensive apps that allow you to upload
immediately for printing and text editing, The
Project Life® on the iPad can turn those long
waits at the doctor’s office or downtime at
your child’s soccer practice into a creative,
fun project! Melissa Tarun is the instructor.
New! That’s So Pinteresting!
Maybe you’ve heard about Pinterest or already
have a Pinterest account, but not sure where or
how to start? Pinterest is a visual online “bulletin
board” where users can create boards, save
and organize visual bookmarks called “pins”,
and share them with friends. Learn how to get
started on Pinterest, organize your pins, and
adjust settings according to your personal
interests during this hands-on interactive class.
Melissa Tarun is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 7:00-9:00 PM, $39.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 25, 4:00-6:00 PM, $39.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 7:00-9:00 PM, $39.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 22, 4:00-6:00 PM, $39.00
New! Online Digital
Scrapbooking
Turn your traditional “cut & paste” scrapbooking
skills into time-saving digital scrapbooking! You
will learn about several free online programs
that will allow you to create individual scrapbook
pages as well as complete scrapbooks and
special digital photo projects. No expensive
software or downloads required; you will just
sign up for your favorite free online membership
account(s). During this hands-on interactive
class we will create a finished page and project
that you may upload and print at a later date,
or save and share online with friends. Melissa
Tarun is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 25, 7:00-9:00 PM, $39.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 1, 4:00-6:00 PM, $39.00
iPad Basics from A-Z
Are you new to the world of the iPad? Are you
wondering how to navigate iTunes and the
App Store? Come and learn about the basics
of iPad usage. This course will go from out-ofthe-box to confident computing with the iPad.
Learn about the amazing abilities of this worldchanging device. Learn some advanced usage
techniques that will change the way you think of
technology. Cover the ins and outs of iTunes:
how to download songs, create and manage
playlists and more. Discover the must-have
apps for your iPad. With over 200,000 apps
to choose from there is an app for just about
everything. Please bring your iPad to class and
make sure your device is up to date.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 7, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Amanda Shippey
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 14, 9:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Pamela Stephens
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Computer Skills
20 Must Have Apps for Your
iPad
This class will whet your App-etite for iPad
usage! We will take an in-depth look at 20 apps
that you should definitely download and begin
using immediately. Prerequisite: iPad Basics
from A-Z or equivalent experience.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 21, 9:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Pamela Stephens
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 21, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Amanda Shippey.
Getting Started with Facebook
Does it seem like everyone but you is on
Facebook? Do you want to keep up with
grandchildren, children or old classmates
and friends? Learn how to navigate through
Facebook; post a status update, photos or
videos; send private messages, and much
more in this basics class for the very beginner.
An already established Facebook account is
required for this class. Don’t forget to bring your
login credentials to class so you can get started
right away! Amanda Shippey is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 25, 6:30-8:30 PM, $39.00
New! Get Your Business
Online – First Things First
What should your website look like? Before you
can answer this question you need to know what
role the Internet should play in building your
business. This course will help you understand
the role online presence has within your overall
marketing strategy. Topics include traditional
versus electronic marketing tools; determining
marketing communication strategies; reaching
your target markets electronically; website
objectives; website design; and website
effectiveness. Ignacio Duran is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 21, 12:30-1:30 PM, $50.00
Bring your lunch!
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 28, 6:30-7:30 PM, $50.00
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New! Market Your Business
Using Technology
When you embrace marketing technologies,
you change the way you interact with your
clients and prospects, for the better. This
course will help you understand the benefits
of today’s technologies – including increased
efficiency, productivity, and profitability. This
course will introduce you to easy-to-use tech
tools to improve your marketing strategy.
Ignacio Duran is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 113, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 13, 6:30-7:30 PM, $50.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 14, 12:30-1:30 PM, $50.00
Bring your Lunch!
Google Basics-Drive, Gmail,
Calendar
Using Google Docs, you can create and store
documents and spreadsheets online that are
accessible from any computer anywhere.
Collaborate with coworkers or team members
regardless of where they are located. Learn to
format text, use tables, include graphs, format
spreadsheets, and keep, sort and filter lists
in Google’s database feature. If you already
have a Google account, bring your email and
password information. If you aren’t currently
a Google user, we’ll set you up with a free
Google account at the beginning of class.
Amanda Shippey.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 104, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 14, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
New! How to Properly
Program Your Cell or Tablet
Get smarter than your smartphone! Discover
the potential of your cell phone and your tablet.
Find out the ins and outs that you were not told at
the store. Explore how what, when, and where
to use your device. Instructor Brian Lawson
has over six years of smart device experience
in Apple, Android,Windows 8, Samsung, etc.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 17, 6:00-8:00 PM, $39.00
Weebly - Create a FREE
Website Today!
Build your own website today! The drag and
drop features of this FREE online app make
it simple to create a powerful, professional
website without any tech skills required. Build
your web site in real time, right from within your
web browser. You will need an email account
to setup and create an online account with
Weebly. Bring a flash drive with photos, text,
videos, etc. that you would like to include on
your Weebly web site. Yolanda Edwards.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 104, 2 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 28, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
Managing Inventory with Bar
Codes, ERP Software, and
Handheld Devices
Manage inventory with ease and accuracy.
Do you have too much cash tied up in your
inventory? Do you invest too much time keeping
track of your items? Is shrinkage affecting your
business, costing you money and lost sales?
Do you run out of items you sell the most? In
session one, the instructor will illustrate methods
and software that will reduce the items you stock
in inventory and still have sufficient quantities
to meet demand. Bar codes are 15 times
faster and 10,000 times more accurate than
keyboard data entry. Session two emphasizes
controlling inventory with bar code hardware.
Do you receive what was ordered? Select what
your customer wants? Ship what is asked for?
Attendees will have hands-on opportunities to
experience easy to use programs on mobile
devices. Dr. Yochmowitz is a bio-statistician,
computer consultant and educator; he has
been assisting retail and distribution businesses
manage their inventories for more than 25 years.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 2 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. April 6, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
The North East Independent School
District does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, age or disability.
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Health & Wellness
AARP Smart Driver Course
Veteran drivers will learn how to compensate
for age-related changes in vision, hearing and
reaction time. This is not a ticket removal course,
but participants may obtain a reduction in car
insurance upon completion. A supply fee of $15
for AARP members or $20 for non members
is payable to AARP and covers administrative
costs. AARP members must bring their
membership card to class. Instructors are Roy
Ball and Richard Honeycutt, Jr.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. January 7, 1:30-6:00 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. January 17, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 4, 1:30-6:00 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 1:30-6:00 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 1, 1:30-6:00 PM, Free
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 11, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM, Free
Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Know the 10 Signs Early
Detection
There is reluctance within the general public
to visit a doctor once signs or symptoms of
dementia are noticed. Both fear and stigma
have a role in this reluctance, which results
in a delay in getting treatment that may help
alleviate symptoms. The goal of this program
is to provide compelling information about
Alzheimer’s disease, and moving testimony
from families living with the disease, to
encourage early detection, early diagnosis and
early intervention. Participants will be able to
identify the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s
disease and what to do next, understand what
is involved in getting a diagnosis, identify risks
and understand the benefits of early detection.
This class is presented by the Alzheimer’s
Association.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 19, 6:00-7:30 PM, $12.00
Alzheimer’s Disease:
Communication and
Behaviors
Learn how Alzheimer’s disease affects
the brain and why resulting behaviors and
communication issues may result. Identify
and examine possible difficult behaviors and
explore potential solutions. Identify changes
in communication and how to respond. The
instructor is Ginny Funk of the Alzheimer’s
Association.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 19, 6:00-7:30 PM, $12.00
New! Alzheimer’s Disease
and Caregiver Stress
Are you so overwhelmed taking care of
someone else that you have neglected your own
physical, mental and emotional well-being? If
you find yourself without the time to take care
of your own needs, you may be putting yourself
and your health at risk. This class will discuss
the ten symptoms of caregiver stress, as well as
ten ways to be a healthy caregiver. This class
is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 30, 6:00-7:30 PM, $12.00
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Legal
and Financial Planning
This class will help you understand the legal
and financial issues that may impact those with
Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Learn
how to make important decisions regarding
money and legal documents, and ways to put
legal and financial plans in place. This workshop
is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 16, 6:00-7:30 PM, $12.00
Conversations about
Dementia: Tips to Help with
Family Conversations
This educational workshop is offered by the
Alzheimer’s Association to help address
the fear or lack of awareness that often
accompanies having these conversations
which can result in delays that have serious
consequences for the entire family. This
program will offer helpful tips to assist families
with difficult conversations related to dementia,
including going to the doctor, deciding when
to stop driving, and making legal and financial
plans for future care needs.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 2, 6:00-7:30 PM, $12.00
The Basics: Memory Loss,
Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Disease
This workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s
Association, is for anyone who would like to
know more about Alzheimer’s disease and
related forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease
is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive
and fatal brain disease that is the most common
form of dementia. This workshop will provide
answers to the many questions you may have
about the diagnosis of the disease, causes and
risk factors, as well as treatment options. There
will also be discussions on the benefits of early
detection and the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Join us as we learn more about the symptoms
and effects of the different types of dementia.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 5, 6:00-7:30 PM, $12.00
Health & Wellness
Applying the Law of Attraction
for Magical Results in Your
Life
There is a “secret” to getting the results you
want from life. Law of Attraction expert and
author, Michelle Casto, will explain how to
put this “universal law” to good use in your life.
You will use alignment tools that will help you
become a magnet to your desires! Once you
understand how it works, you will gain the power
to be, do or have what you really want from life.
Sound too good to be true? Come learn what
really works. A $15 materials fee that includes
a workbook is payable to the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 1:00-4:00 PM, $37.00
New! At Your Age...
As we age, our bodies and minds change
in ways that can present challenges to our
knowledge of what is happening. It is important
to understand how these changes affect our
quality of life. This series of 7 classes addresses
key physical, emotional and financial issues
that present themselves in our 60s, 70s and
beyond. The program is designed to empower
senior learners to make decisions and lifestyle
changes that will positively affect their future,
their families and themselves. Laura Brown
is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 7 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 2:30-4:30 PM, $45.00
Claim Your Life
Would you like better relationships, a better
career, more love or perhaps more money?
Have you ever wondered if there’s a part of
you working against yourself? If so, it’s time
to claim your life! Transform your unwanted
subconscious beliefs into an exhilarating source
of power. By uncovering unwanted beliefs, you
can uproot and replace them with empowering
beliefs that support the changes you seek. Boni
Oian is a certified Akashic record teacher and
consultant. A $5 supply fee covers the cost of
a workbook. Social workers and counselors
may receive CEU’s.
Reagan High School,
Rm. IND 104, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 7:00-9:00 PM, $32.00
New! Learning to Listen
Again
Hearing loss affects everyone differently. The
difficulties you experience and the way you react
to hearing loss will determine the extent of its
impact on your life. Leslie Casey has worked
for over 20 years with those with hearing loss
and their loved ones as they understand and
overcome communication problems associated
with hearing loss. During these two sessions,
you will learn about the use and care of hearing
aids and about the assistive listening device
technology. This class will discuss your legal
rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Common negative responses by the body and
mind to hearing loss and difficulty understanding
strategies will also be covered. There will be
a $5 book fee payable to the instructor at the
beginning of class. Couples may attend together
for only one registration fee. Upon completion
of your online registration, please call (210) 4070140, option 3 to enroll your spouse or loved
one for free. Class size is limited. No discount.
Mindfulness Meditation &
Stress Management
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
can help you decrease the perception and
impact of stress in your life. It is a technique that
is based on Mindfulness Meditation. MBSR has
been shown to help people deal more effectively
with stress, increase their ability to relax, have
more energy and enjoyment in life, improve
self-esteem, and help decrease depression,
anxiety and pain. You will learn gentle, seated
stretching exercises (can be done in street
clothes). A $20 supply fee is payable to the
instructor for a comprehensive workbook and
a Mindfulness Meditation audio CD. Included
in the cost of class is four-week follow up via
email with the instructor. Leslie J. Hoy, MA,
LPC has taught stress and pain management
techniques over the past 20 years.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Communication Axess Ability Group,
2 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 24, 6:00-8:00 PM, $45.00
New! Learning the Keys to
Partner Picking
Is everything about picking a partner based
on looks? If that were true, we would all be in
blissful relationships. No, there is much more to
the process of partner selection. Dr. Irv Loev
will demonstrate the processes which are at
play in partner picking. We all have a chooser
and it usually works in an unconscious way.
Learn what your chooser is and how to come
to terms with its influence. Be in charge of
your relationship choices. When working on a
relationship, a lot depends on who we choose!
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8147, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 19, 6:00-9:00 PM, $37.00
Beyond Gluten Free: The
Paleo Diet For Weight Loss
and Energy
Shatter your myths about weight, energy,
and gluten free foods! The higher fat Paleo
Diet stops food cravings, gives better sleep
and energy, and allows effortless weight loss.
Replace starchy carbs with other great foods
but omit the weight-gain carbs found in typical
gluten free diets. This is not a vegetarian or
raw food diet. Instructor Beverly Meyer has
an international presence on the Paleo scene,
along with 26 years as an innovative Clinical
Nutritionist. Her DVD, The Diet For Human
Beings, is available for purchase. No discount.
The Diet & Health Center,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 7, 9:30-11:30 AM, $30.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Health & Wellness
Clean Eating 101
Are you wondering what clean eating is? Have
you implemented a new workout routine but are
still going to the drive-thru for meals? Food is
the big ticket to good health. You’ve heard the
phrase, “garbage in, garbage out.” If you eat
garbage your body, skin and soul will show
it. Learn the basics of clean eating including
removing chemicals from your diet, GMO’s, the
dirty dozen/clean 15, avoiding processed foods
and artificial ingredients and food substitutions.
Clean eating can be overwhelming at first but
Claudine Lindsay will teach you these small
steps and help get you on the road toward good
health. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
New! Going Gluten Free Plus
Supermarket Savvy
Going gluten free whether it is due to celiac
disease, an allergy to wheat or gluten sensitivity,
can be very daunting. Claudine Lindsay has
suffered from food allergies for over 18 years
and has a BA in Healthcare Administration.
She will uncover an abundance of gluten free
products, how to identify hidden sources of
gluten, tips on making your favorite foods
gluten free and how you can dine out at many
restaurants. In the second session you will
take a trip to the supermarket. You will learn
tips on ingredients’ lists, making sense of the
nutrition facts label, organic labeling and how
to find gluten free products on store shelves.
Grab your reusable bags and meet in the café
at the Whole Foods Market at Blanco Rd. &
Loop 1604.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 2 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 25, 6:30-8:30 PM, $45.00
Natural Family Health with
Essential Oils
It’s time to make over your medicine cabinet!
Take back your good health with natural first aid
and be in control of your health care. Reduce
your prescription and over the counter drug
costs. Begin the process of obtaining optimum
holistic health for your life. Learn the basics of
essential oils, where they come from and the
different grades, blends and uses. Shelby
Miller is an essential oil consultant and owner of
Blooming Water Lillies - Birthing & Postpartum
Doula Care.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 3, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Essential Oils for Daily Toxin
Awareness & Going Green
Discover the top 30 most toxic ingredients, the
top 10 toxins you can cut from your daily intake
immediately and what effects these toxins have
on your health. Learn in which products these
toxic ingredients can be found, and how to
recognize and avoid them. Shelby Miller will
teach you how to become a savvy consumer
and offer some natural alternatives including
making your own household and hygiene
products using essential oils.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 24, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Essential Oils for Sleep,
Emotional & Behavioral
Imbalance
There are potential treatments for attention
deficit hyperactivity, autism and asperger
disorders. Natural alternatives can reprogram
the brain and body to work together. Learn
the recipe for a calm and peaceful child
and stop facial and vocal ticks. Take home
recommendations to heal the digestive system
and bring sleep without nightmares. Help your
child feel in control with focus, clarity and
serenity. Learn the basics of essential oils,
where they come from and the different grades,
blends and uses. Shelby Miller, instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 14, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
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North East ISD Community Education
Heartsaver First Aid and CPR
This First Aid and CPR course is designed for
members of the general community who want
to learn the skills and techniques needed to
recognize emergencies and perform basic
first aid. Students will learn how to perform
the lifesaving skills of CPR on adults, children
and infants, how to relieve choking, how to
administer an Epi Pen and how to use an AED
(Automated External Defibrillator). The highly
effective video-based instruction format enables
students to experience case-based scenarios
in a realistic setting. Upon course completion,
students will receive a two-year certification
card from The American Heart Association.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 1:00-5:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 1:00-5:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 11, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 11, 1:00-5:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. May 2, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, $48.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. May 2, 1:00-5:00 PM, $48.00
Health & Wellness
Aikido for Self Defense and
Fitness
Learn self-defense and improve coordination,
flexibility and cardio-fitness while reducing
stress. The gentle martial art of Aikido features
holds and throws applied in a circular manner
allowing you to protect yourself without
violence. Learn while having fun in a relaxed,
noncompetitive atmosphere. Dr. James Clark,
MS, MPH, Sandan (3rd level black belt) has
been teaching Aikido since 1974 and selfdefense at UTSA for 20 years.
Artemov Gymnastics,
8 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 7:00-8:00 PM, $60.00
Aikido and Tai Chi for Self
Defense
Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Aikido are both
internal martial arts that rely on generating
and controlling internal energy (qi or ki) rather
than muscular strength and this makes internal
arts an excellent choice for self-defense for
smaller, older, or less fit individuals. This
training will allow you to control and redirect
aggressive energy from assailants so their
power dissipates. This permits you to defeat
larger, stronger opponents by using their
own strength against them. Qigong breath
and movement training is fundamental to the
development of centered balance and proper
flow of energy. Taught by Dr. James Clark.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 7:30-8:30 PM, $60.00
Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners
Tai Chi has been described as meditation
in motion. Have fun, relax and experience
various QiGong exercises and the Yang
24-movement short form. You will also learn
how the movements of the form can be applied
to self-defense, although that will not be a major
focus of the course. Dr. James Clark, instructor.
Reagan High School,
Hallway , 8 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-7:30 PM, $60.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-7:30 PM, $60.00
Tai Chi Level 1
The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing
movements to reduce the stress of today’s
busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone,
regardless of age or physical ability, can
practice Tai Chi. Instructor, Ming Xie, has
been training and teaching Tai Chi for over 25
years. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 12 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 3:30-4:30 PM, $115.00
Chen Tai Chi
Chen Tai Chi is the oldest style of Tai Chi
among five major styles. Students will learn
the foundation movements of Tai Chi and basic
energy development skills. They will experience
Chen style’s unique alternated speed and silk
reeling technique to quickly enhance their
balance, strength and power as well as graceful,
slow and soft movements and effective mind
work. Instructor, Ming Xie. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 12 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 3:30-4:30 PM, $115.00
Therapeutic Yoga
Learn the eight limbs of classical Yoga based
on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Practice the
26 original asanas to improve muscle tone,
flexibility, alignment, balance and concentration.
The exercises will include relaxation routines,
mindfulness, energy centers (Chakras) and
gland activation. The importance of human
experience, perceptions, thought process,
feelings, emotions and actions (Karma) will
be emphasized. Nurturing the inner spirit, the
golden core and the essence of one’s being
in order to set out the unique life-journey will
be reinforced. Modifications will be provided to
accommodate student limitations. Interactive
guided practice will benefit beginners as well as
experienced Yoga practictioners. Bring a Yoga
mat or towel, wear comfortable workout attire
and plan to exercise in bare feet. Instructor
Darshan Singh is a retired school and clinical
psychologist who has been practicing Yoga for
over 30 years. No discount.
Johnson High School,
Rm. MPR, 4 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $60.00
Kundalini Yoga
Expand your consciousness with Kundalini
Yoga! Improve your physical, emotional and
mental well-being as you practice fun, yet
challenging exercises. Each class will consist
of different physical postures, breath work,
meditations and relaxation/stress relieving
techniques. Learn positive affirmation mantras
and mudras (hand positions). Beautiful music
will enhance your experience. You will be taught
by certified, experienced teacher, Madeline
Hernandez, according to your individual needs
and goals. Once you try it, you will be hooked!
Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat or
beach towel, a pillow or cushion and an optional
water bottle to each class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 4 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. January 6, 5:00-5:45 PM, $25.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 4 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 3, 5:00-5:45 PM, $25.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 4 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 3, 5:00-5:45 PM, $25.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 4 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 7, 5:00-5:45 PM, $25.00
Introduction to Yoga
Have you wanted to learn yoga but don’t know
where to begin? Let Curvy Yogi Joy Bernstein
take you through a four-week series in exploring
mat yoga. In a slow flow practice, you will
learn what feels safe and what doesn’t, when
to challenge yourself and when to hold back,
breath work and meditation.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 7:00-8:00 PM, $45.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Health & Wellness
New! Pilates & Barre
Kundalini Yoga and
Meditation
Relax, de-stress, rejuvenate, heal and
regenerate with Kundalini Yoga, an ancient
technology for hapiness! Balance the glandular
system, strengthen the nervous system, and
tap into the energy of your mind and emotions,
so you can be in control of yourself, rather
than by your thoughts and feelings. Kundalini
Yoga impacts all aspects of physical mental
and spiritual being. You will experience better
functioning of bodily systems, increased
radiance, emotional balance, enchanced
intuition, relaxation, well being and elimination
of negative habit patterns. You will learn mental
focus, breathing techinques, mantras (sound
vibration), postures, mudras (hand positions),
and meditation. Beautiful, uplifting music will
deepen your experience. Each class concludes
with meditation and profound relaxation. Amrit
Khalsa, licensed and certified instructor has
been teaching and practicing for over 20 years.
Divine Yoga is located on 1609 W. Lawndale
Dr. inside Loop 410 intersecting Broadway
between Flamingo and Sunset.
Divine Yoga,
8 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, $60.00
Live from New York - It’s True
Pilates!
Train with Cecilia Dominguez, Romana’s
Pilates certified instructor from True Pilates
New York, the only pilates studio licensed to
use authentic Joseph Pilates methods and
techniques. Learn original Joseph Pilates
techniques while using small apparatus to
connect your mind, body and powerhouse.
Walk away feeling longer and leaner. Stretch
your muscles while achieving stronger posture.
Perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Bring a
mat, towel and water. Pilates Authentica Studio
is located in Country Village Plaza at 15709
San Pedro Avenue. No discount.
Pilates Authentica Studio,
6 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. January 12, 10:00-11:00 AM, $81.00
Pilates Authentica Studio,
6 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. January 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, $81.00
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North East ISD Community Education
New! Pilates Toolbox Reformers & More!
Train with Cecilia Dominguez, Romana’s
Pilates certified instructor from True Pilates
New York, the only Pilates studio licensed to
use authentic Joseph Pilates methods and
techniques. Learn original Joseph Pilates
techniques while using all apparatus to connect
your mind, body and powerhouse. Walk away
feeling longer and leaner. Stretch your muscles
while achieving stronger posture. Perfect for
all ages and fitness levels. Bring a towel and
water. Pilates Authentica Studio is located in
Country Village Plaza at 15709 San Pedro
Avenue. No discount.
Pilates Authentica Studio,
6 Session(s), Wed. & Fri.,
Beg. January 14, 9:00-10:00 AM, $150.00
Pilates Authentica Studio,
6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. January 15, 6:30-7:30 PM, $150.00
Pilates
Do you hate your belly? Banish it with
pilates! This pilates class is for beginner and
intermediate adults of all ages, shapes and
sizes. You will build core control and balance,
improve strength and posture, rehabilitate
your sore backs and joints, get rid of your belly
bulge while learning all the tricks to developing
awesome abs. Bring a “cushiony” mat and small
pillow. Harriett Gilbert, AFAA, is the instructor.
No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 6 Week(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. February 9, 5:00-5:45 PM, $75.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 6 Week(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 30, 5:00-5:45 PM, $75.00
The unique workout offers a mixture of stretches
created to strengthen muscles and increase
flexibility. The energizing workout will build your
body’s core muscle groups. You will strengthen
your body and back muscles which are the
foundation for fitness and athletics. The barre
offers fat burning workout, emphasizes basic
alignment and balance. Using the barre works
on toning the core, arms, bottom and thighs,
firms and shapes the body and improves
posture. Bring a mat and towel; ballet shoes or
bare feet are preferred. AFAA certified instructor
Harriet Gilbert has studied extensively in Ohio,
Utah, and New York. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 6 Week(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. February 9, 10:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 6 Week(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 30, 10:00-11:00 AM, $75.00
Pilates for Seniors
Regular exercise is important for everyone, but
it may be critically important for seniors. Pilates
is safe for seniors to perform. The benefits
of pilates for the more mature adults include
improved stamina, strength and balance,
regardless of size, strength or endurance.
Harriett Gilbert, AFAA, is the instructor. Bring
a mat and towel. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 6 Week(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. February 9, 2:30-3:30 PM, $75.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 103, 6 Week(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 30, 2:30-3:30 PM, $75.00
Health & Wellness
Cross Training-Beginners
This workout will use several forms of exercises
to develop functional fitness. Learn multi-joint
and muscle movement exercises such as
burpee, dead lifts and pull/push ups - using kettle
bells, bar bells and medicine balls. Cardio drills
to develop agility, speed and increase calorie
burn included. Workout time window allows
you to arrive at your convenience - last workout
starts 30 minutes before closing. No discount.
GFit Studio,
8 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 3, 7:30-8:15 AM, $66.00
GFit Studio,
8 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 3, 8:15-9:00 AM, $66.00
GFit Studio,
8 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 3, 10:30-11:15 AM, $66.00
Dance Fitness
Participants will enjoy a hi/lo impact dancebased cardio fitness class at GFit Studio.
Weight training for strength & toning will be
incorporated into workouts using popular
dance moves such as Latin, jazz and hip hop
choreographed to today’s hottest music. No
discounts.
GFit Studio,
6 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. January 31, 9:00-9:45 AM, $36.00
GFit Studio,
8 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. March 3, 9:45-10:30 AM, $48.00
Boot Camp
Run or walk, sprint or jog, jump or don’t! This
motivating and challenging co-ed workout
is designed for beginners to advanced
fitness levels. Camp will include agility drills,
plyometrics, strength training, cardio drills
and functional fitness both indoors and out.
Presented by AFAA certified instructors Kristen
Oliver and Mary Coronado. GFit Studio is
located inside Flip City at 23132 US Highway
281 N. near Stone Oak Pkwy. No discount.
Move It, Lose It! - 50 lbs. Plus
This workout is especially designed for the
beginner who may have 50 or more pounds
to lose. It is an easy to follow, fun, low impact
cardio workout with no jumping, running, or
getting down on the floor. It takes place in a
small private gym environment and is taught
by Mary Coronado. GFit Studio, Inc. is located
inside Flip City on Hwy. 281 N. No discount.
GFit Studio,
12 Session(s), Mon. & Wed. & Fri.,
Beg. February 2, 10:00-10:45 AM, $80.00
Step Aerobics - Easy to
Follow!
Fall in love with this easy-to-follow step
aerobics class, without all of the complicated
choreography, for a strong cardio workout.
Strength training using body bars and dumbbells
will also be included. No discount.
GFit Studio,
8 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 3, 9:00-9:45 AM, $66.00
At participating NEISD schools
beginning January 12th.
Ages 5-12
6:30-7:30 PM
Ages 13 & up
7:30-8:30 PM
What Every Female Should
Know About Self-DefensePersonal Defense Readiness
(PDR)
PDR is based on the S.P.E.A.R. System which
is the first genetically, and behaviorally inspired
self-defense course. It is the only self-defense
method that fully integrates the body’s reflective
responses and instinctive survival mechanisms
making S.P.E.A.R. the easiest, most natural
way to protect yourself. Invest in yourself
and learn simple, effective, self-defense.
Remember, awareness without skill = anxiety.
Class requirements are clothing that does not
restrict movement and participants should be
at least 12 years of age. Taught by Personal
Defense Readiness (PDR) certified instructor
Frank Rodriguez. Informational material will
be distributed in class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, $45.00
GFit Studio,
12 Session(s), Mon. & Wed. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 2, 6:15-7:00 PM, $80.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Health & Wellness
Punch Card System for
Water Aerobics
Purchase a punch card that will allow the
flexibility to attend the classes that work
with your schedule. Punch cards may only
be used by the purchaser. Punch cards issued January through May will expire June
15, 2015. All punch card sales are final.
No refunds will be issued for the entire or
partially used cards. You must bring your
punch card with you to each class in order to participate. Water Aerobic Punch
Cards may be purchased: by calling 4070145 and at the NEISD Community Education office at 8750 Tesoro between 8:30
AM - 4:00 PM
10 Class Punch Card - $55
20 Class Punch Card - $109
Water Aerobics Low/Medium Impact
This aerobic exercise held in the indoor
Walker pool is less rigorous and lots of fun.
Tone up with this well-balanced workout that
blends water exercise and strength training.
Bring either noodle or belt/weights to class.
North East Aquatic Center,
Walker Pool, 36 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. January 13, 11:40 AM-12:40 PM
Naomi Phillips
North East Aquatic Center,
Walker Pool, 36 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. January 13, 8:15-9:15 PM
Beth Lopez
Water Aerobics - Deep Water
This high-intensity, no-impact aerobic
workout, held in the Davis Pool, focuses on
cardiovascular conditioning, muscle toning
and overall body strength. Bring your own
aquatic belt, water weights and gloves.
North East Aquatic Center,
Davis Pool, 34 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. January 12, 8:00-9:00 PM
Beth Lopez
North East Aquatic Center,
Davis Pool, 36 Session(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. January 13, 10:30-11:30 AM
Miki Collins
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North East ISD Community Education
Culinary Arts
Authentic Mexican Cooking Tostadas de Tinga
This dish will become a family favorite and
will always be a success. Tasty chicken is
seasoned with chorizo and other ingredients,
served in a crispy tostada. Come hungry and
learn to prepare this mouthwatering traditional
dish of Mexico with instructor Estela Royal. A
$10 food fee is payable to the instructor at the
beginning of class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 17, 7:00-9:00 PM, $32.00
Authentic Mexican Cooking Sides & More
If you are just beginning your foray into Mexican
cooking, it is important to start with some
basic staples including rice and beans. This
interactive class will give you the opportunity
to prepare different authentic Mexican frijoles
and types of rice plus more if time permits. A
$10 food fee is payable to the instructor at the
beginning of class. Estela Royal is a native
of Mexico. She has been cooking most of her
life. Come hungry!
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 1 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 16, 7:00-9:00 PM, $32.00
Authentic Mexican Cooking Ceviche!
White fish, limes, tomatoes, onions, chiles
and cilantro are the basic ingredients for this
tasty Mexican delicacy that is delightful as
an appetizer, entrée or snack. The possible
variations on the basic recipe are endless.
Mexico native Estela Royal will teach you
how to make your own ceviche to enjoy in this
hands-on class. A food fee of $10 is payable to
the instructor at the beginning of class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 31, 7:00-9:00 PM, $32.00
New! French Country
Cooking
Get to know French food the way French country
folk would cook it at home with wholesome
flavors, simple ingredients and fresh herbs.
Culinary Institue of America graduate Susan
Senser will teach you classic French recipes
that your whole family will enjoy including Liver
Pate with Crostini, Cheese Soufflés, Shrimp
Crepes and dessert crepes with Grand Mariner.
To the French, food is extremely important
and is to be savored and eaten and with good
company. Bring the flavors of France to your
table. A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor
at the beginning of class.
Reagan High School,
Rm. GA 121, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 25, 6:30-8:30 PM, $35.00
New! Rustic Tuscan Comfort
Food
Of all the regions of Italy, Tuscany may be the
area most romanticized by Americans and rustic
country food figures heavily in daydreams about
Tuscany. CIA graduate Susan Senser will
transform our kitchen with the smells and flavors
of the Tuscan countryside as she teaches you
how to prepare Truflled Prosciutto Crostini,
Ribollita Toscano and Lemoncello Zuccotto.
Come hungry and bring a $15 food fee payable
to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Reagan High School,
Rm. GA 121, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 6:30-8:30 PM, $35.00
New! Fabulous Filo
Wonderfully flaky, filo dough is that tissuethin pastry commonly used in Greek, Eastern
European and Middle Eastern cuisines. CIA
graduate Susan Senser will introduce you to
filo dough, offer some tips on using filo and
teach you how to make Tiropites (Greek cheese
triangles), Asparagus Prosciutto Spears,
Austrian Chicken Strudel and Banana Filo Rolls
with Caramel Sabayon Sauce. Come hungry
and bring your $15 food fee, payable to the
instructor at the beginning of class.
Reagan High School,
Rm. GA 121, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 8, 6:30-8:30 PM, $35.00
Culinary Arts
New! Cooking with Friends
Get some friends together and come to this
completely hands on class where Chef Mary
Carmen, owner of the Young Chefs Academy,
will be helping you to make some fun and
delicious recipes! Not only will you get to hang
out with your best buds during the class, but
you will get to share the experience of cooking
together...and of course eating whatever you
make. Feel free to BYOB and come prepared
for a great time! No discount.
Be Your Own Barista!
Grab your favorite mug and head over to Young
Chef’s Academy where you will be educated
on everything there is to know about coffee.
You will learn to select, roast and grind coffee
beans; how to choose the right coffee to suit
your taste; how to brew a perfect cup of coffee
and sample a few different varieties. Become
your own barista at home and learn how to
order at the coffee house without losing your
mind. No discount.
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. January 24, 6:30-9:00 PM, $55.00
Romantic Dinner for Two
Enjoy a themed evening filled with skills and
socialization in this interactive, hands-on class.
Couples will prepare a complete dinner and
dessert menu and learn to divide the tasks to
make entertaining a great way to spend time
together in the kitchen. Chef Mary Carmen
Del Rio graduated from the Culinary Institute
of America. Registration fee is per couple.
No discount.
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 14, 6:30-9:00 PM, $110.00
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 28, 6:30-9:00 PM, $55.00
New! Easter Macarons
Sweet, cute and delicious! Are you, like us,
obsessed by these beauties found in exclusive
boutiques, wrapped in silk paper and pretty
bows? Macarons—those delectably light,
mini-meringues of French descent—involve
a series of sophisticated techniques that can
take time and practice to perfect. But learning to
make macarons is actually much simpler when
you can see how it’s done, with step-by-step
instruction, rather than trying to follow along in
long, wordy recipes and cookbooks. You will
prepare the macarons and two different fillings
and will take home a skill that is sure to impress
family and friends. No discount.
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 26, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, $55.00
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is an important milestone in
Mexican history that commemorates the May
5, 1862 Battle of Puebla. The holiday brings
people together to eat, drink and celebrate
cultural pride. Mexico native Chef Mary
Carmen Del Rio will teach you how to prepare
authentic Mexican party food that you can easily
incorporate into your family’s traditions. Bring
your favorite Mexican beer and come hungry!
No discount.
New! Paella
You don’t have to go to Spain to learn the art
of making the best paella! Chef Mary Carmen
will be teaching the craft of putting the perfect
paella together in this interactive cooking class.
Come ready to cook some delicious paella and
feel free to BYOB! No discount.
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. May 23, 6:30-9:00 PM, $55.00
Basic Cake Decorating with
Fondant
In this class, the instructor will take you step-bystep through the process of rolling out fondant
and covering boards and cakes. You’ll also cut
out and attach fondant decorations to your cake.
You will learn to color and flavor fondant, get
an introduction to texturing, construct a realistic
fondant rose, and build a beautiful bow for your
cake or cupcake topper. At the end of this class
you will have the confidence to create wonderful
fondant cakes. Instructor Fani Ordoñez is the
owner of Cakes Cookies and Beyond.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8151, 4 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-8:30 PM, $50.00
New! Valentine Cupcakes
Join us for a fun-filled class where you can
turn cupcakes into works of art! In this handson class, you will learn basic techniques for
decorating with buttercream and working with
fondant. Each student will decorate a box
of cupcakes to take home. Please bring an
apron and long hair should be tied back. A $15
supply fee covers all supplies and is payable
to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning
of class.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8151, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. May 2, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Not That Kind of Drip - This
Kind of Drip...Irrigation
Adults Begin to Sew
Learn to thread and operate a sewing machine,
become familiar with tools for sewing and find
out about color coordination. Projects to be
completed in class are a pin cushion, a pillow
case and a lined tote bag. If you have a sewing
machine that is clean and in good working order,
please bring it. If you do not own a machine,
one will be provided. Please call to reserve
a machine (344-0791). You will need basic
supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper,
measuring tape and fabric markers. (You will
have a 10% discount card to use during the
classes if you want to purchase supplies.) A fee
of $35 plus tax, payable to Creative Sewing
Center at the first class, covers cost of fabrics,
thread and patterns for the three projects.
Creative Sewing Center,
4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. Feb. 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $60.00
Creative Sewing Center,
4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 1:00-3:00 PM, $60.00
Creative Sewing Center,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $60.00
Creative Sewing Center,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 1:00-3:00 PM, $60.00
New! Crochet Circle
Whether you want to learn to crochet or you
want to sharpen your skills, you’ll find a place
in this circle of enthusiasts. Gilberta Turner
has been crocheting since childhood and she
can teach you a way to enjoy this skill for a
lifetime. You will be able to learn the basics
or pick up some more advanced techniques as
you get expert guidance from this experienced
crocheter. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://
communityed.neisd.net.
Drip irrigation isn’t “rocket science” and it’s
not all that expensive. All you need is a pair of
scissors, some tubing and a few small parts
and you’re all set. You can build enough in
one morning to do all your beds. The neat thing
about drip irrigation is that it ALWAYS puts the
water where it’s needed and, if you purchase a
battery-powered timer, WHEN it’s needed. Dr.
Tom Harris will show you how to design, build,
and install your own drip system.
The Nitty Gritty of Gardening Soils, Fertilizers and Compost
Soil is the starting point for gardening. Fertilizing
helps plants grow and prosper. Composting
is nature’s way of recycling the leaves, grass
clippings, and other vegetative materials that
nourish the soil and bring it back to life. This class
covers all three topics, plus when, where and
why to use compost as a natural supplement.
You will learn how to make compost and the
details of how soils, fertilizers, and compost all
work together. The instructor is Dr. Tom Harris.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Grow Anything Anywhere in a
Container
If your gardening space is limited but you want
to grow veggies, flowers, herbs or fruit trees, you
can still do it...just on a smaller scale. Portable
gardening beds are called containers and you
can grow anything in a container that you can
grow in the ground. In this class, you will learn
about containers, soil, fertilizing, watering and
harvesting. Dr. Tom Harris teaches the class
and answers questions.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 19, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Madison High School,
Rm. L106, 7 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, $98.00
Need to find a class location? See page 46 for campus
addresses.
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Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 26, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Plant Diseases: What’s Wrong
with My Peaked Plant?
Plant diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria,
nematodes, viruses and environmental
conditions. Master Gardener Dr. Tom Harris
will discuss the causes and treatments of all
these diseases with emphasis on identification
before treatment. Bring a diseased plant or two
for identification by the class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 5, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Do-it-Yourself Landscaping
Before you spend big bucks to hire a landscape
designer or architect, there are many things you
can do concerning the design of beds around
your house and yard. Master Gardener Dr. Tom
Harris (who is not a landscape architect) will
show you how to do most of the design process
yourself. He’ll help you get started drafting your
plan and offer tips on selecting and planting
the right varieties.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 19, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Home & Garden
Rain Water Harvesting
Do you ever think about what you’re going to
do if your water stops running? How did people
survive before indoor plumbing? It’s simple,
really. People just stored water and saved it for
use later. You can do this too. It doesn’t cost
a fortune and it’s fairly easy to do. In addition,
rain water is just about the purest water you
can have. Your plants love it, you can drink it
with the right filtering system, plus it’s FREE.
Dr. Tom Harris teaches the class and answers
your questions.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Blooms in My Shady Yard?
Yes! You can have plants blooming in the
shade. You just have to know which ones to
choose. There are a number of them that thrive
in the shade. In fact, many of those shown and
discussed in this class will die very quickly in
the South Texas sunshine. Dr. Tom Harris,
instructor.
Gardening in a Drought
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 2, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
The droughts in the last few years have made a
huge impact on our yards and gardens and as
a result, many people have decided to finally do
something about it. In this class, we will discuss
soils, building raised beds, organic gardening,
fertilizer, compost and mulch, pest control and
watering. Questions and answers are also a vital
part of this class. You can garden in a drought
and Dr. Tom Harris will teach you how.
There’s Nothing Like the Taste
of Home-Grown Tomatoes
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 16, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Do you long for the taste of home-grown
tomatoes? Did you know that they’re the number
one home-grown vegetable in the USA? Learn
about veggie varieties, planting dates, beds,
containers, soils, watering, fertilizing, and
harvesting to get the best possible veggies for
yourself and your family. Eat healthy to stay
healthy. Dr. Tom Harris teaches the class and
answers your questions. Like the old country
& western song said, “There’s only two things
that money can’t buy; one’s true love and the
other’s home-grown tomatoes.”
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 9, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
New! Urban Natural Areas:
the Value of Preserving Green
Space
The Natural Area at the Harris Middle School
Community Garden exemplifies the Oak –
Juniper ecology of northern Bexar County.
Master Naturalist Donald Ewers will lead
the class on a walk through the natural area
while describing the features that typify the
Oak - Juniper ecology and explain the value
of preserving urban green space.
Harris Middle School,
Community Garden, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 10:00-11:30 AM, $10.00
New! Trees Have Stories to
Tell
Trees serve a critical role in wildlife habitat
and, throughout human history, have provided
us with food, shelter, fuel, medicines and
countless other benefits. Master Naturalist
Donald Ewers demonstrates how to identify
the native Texas trees growing in and around
the Natural Area at the Harris Middle School
Community Garden, points out their value in the
habitat and tells many of the stories associated
with the various trees.
Harris Middle School,
Community Garden, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 7, 10:00-11:30 AM, $10.00
New! How to Create a Spring
Garden
Learn how to create a spring vegetable garden
for home or educational spaces. Container
gardening and raised bed gardening will be
discussed as well as soil types, plant types,
and vegetable nutrition. A brief history of the
Harris Middle School Community Garden with
tips for start up and management of school and/
or community gardens will also be covered. A
$10 supply fee will cover plants and seeds for
each student to take home and prepare their
own garden. This class will be taught by Loryn
Windwehen and members of the Harris Middle
School Green Team.
Harris Middle School,
Community Garden, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 19, 4:00-6:00 PM, $10.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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New! Beneath the Tree
Canopy: Understory Plants
and Groundcover
There is much more to a forest than the
trees. The understory plants growing beneath
the trees and the groundcover support an
abundance of wildlife and provide other critical
ecological functions. Master Naturalist Donald
Ewers will introduce you to the numerous and
varied understory plants and groundcover
growing in the Natural Area at the Harris
Middle School Community Garden and discuss
their significance in maintaining a healthy
ecosystem.
Harris Middle School,
Community Garden, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 4, 10:00-11:30 AM, $10.00
New! How to Vericompost
Come learn how to compost with Red Wiggler
Worms! Students will build a worm composting
bin that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Red Wiggler Worms produce incredibly rich
soil while also reducing your kitchen and
garden waste, turning it into “worm tea.” This
composting method is very easy for all ages,
and produces little to no odor. Students will leave
with a worm bin, set up with worms and worm
food. A $5 supply fee is payable to instructor
Loryn Windwehen.
Harris Middle School,
Community Garden, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 9, 4:00-6:00 PM, $10.00
Native Plants in Home
Landscaping
Would you rather pigeons and grackles visit your
backyard, or would you prefer hummingbirds
and songbirds? Have you seen many butterflies
fluttering around outside your home recently?
Much of the San Antonio metropolitan area
has become a wildlife desert due to the
destruction and loss of native habitat. Learn
how to use native South Texas plants in
your home landscaping to attract butterflies,
hummingbirds, songbirds and other fascinating
wildlife while saving water and reducing time
and effort maintaining your yard. Master
Naturalist Donald Ewers teaches this class.
Harris Middle School,
Community Garden, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. May 2, 10:00-11:30 AM, $10.00
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Creative Expressions
Drips, Drains and Plumbing
Repairs
Whether your faucets are leaking or you just
want to make sure they don’t, this class will work
for you. Learn about basic plumbing layout,
sink installation, toilet repair and servicing and
opening drains. Also, find out about bathroom
and kitchen fixtures from Fred Buck, a licensed
Master Plumber. Don’t wait until you sell your
home to make repairs. You can have peace of
mind and be able to handle whatever comes
up or won’t go down!
Johnson High School,
Rm. G105, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 3, 6:30-9:00 PM, $37.00
Recognizing the Good, the
Bad, and the Ugly when
Buying or Selling a Home
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, find
out what to look for in property conditions. Avoid
expensive surprises in the process. Repairs
and improvements can be considered when
you know what needs to be fixed. Knowing
this information can help you negotiate the
best sales price. Fred Buck will share over
30 years of home inspection experience to
help you understand how to evaluate property
conditions and avoid surprises during the sale.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8145, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 9, 6:30-9:00 PM, $37.00
Beadmaking I - Introduction to
Glass Beadmaking
Glass beadmaking is an ancient art form. This
workshop will explore the art of making glass
beads. Students will learn safety, studio setup and beginning beadmaking techniques.
Students will each have a workstation with a
Hot Head Torch, tools and soft glass supplied.
Each student will make and take home several
beads including donut beads, cylinder beads,
textured beads, round beads or half and half
beads, and dichroic glass beads. Decorative
techniques, including dots, stringer and frit, will
also be introduced. Nina “Sam” Hibler is the
instructor. No discount.
Dream Fire Glass Studio,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 4, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM, $135.00
Beadmaking II
In the Beadmaking II workshop you will expand
your beginning beadmaking skills. You will
learn techniques such as encasing fine silver
foil, dichroic glass, shaping glass with heat and
tools, as well as an introduction to the duel
fuel torches and annealing kilns. You will use
these techniques to make silver foil encased
beads, dichroic glass beads, the multi-layer
“gob-stopper” and puffy heart beads. Nina
“Sam” Hibler is the instructor. No discount.
Dream Fire Glass Studio,
1 Session(s), Sun.,
Beg. April 5, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM, $145.00
New! Sculptural Wall Heart
with Beaded Initial
Create a sculptural wire heart with an initial
embedded in the center. The initial can then
be beaded to add wonderful color to make it
pop! The heart is approximately 14 inches.
Such a great personal decor item just in time
for Valentine’s Day. All tools are provided for
use and kit fee is $35 payable to instructor Kim
Hartman at the time of class.
Johnson High School,
Rm. A137, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Creative Expressions
Beaded Charm Bracelets
Do you love a bracelet with dangles? It’s
especially nice with beads dangling from a
chain bracelet. You will choose from a variety
of beads in all shapes and sizes and learn to
wire wrap them onto a chain bracelet. Wire
wrapping the beads means they will not be
falling off and getting lost. This is a valuable
skill to learn and can be used for many other
projects. The tools will be provided and the kit
is $25, payable to instructor Kim Hartman at
the time of class.
Johnson High School,
Rm. A137, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 17, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Roadhouse Arts Studio and Gallery
Roadhouse Arts is a working studio located at 2355 Bulverde Road in Bulverde,
Texas, near Route 1863 and 281 North. The studio offers a wide variety of workshops that provide an interesting, eclectic and welcoming enviroment where you
can create and grow. No discounts.
Torch-Fired Enameling
Light up your micro torch and let’s get melting!
In this fun and lively workshop, instructor
Francesca Watson, will show you how to sift
and layer glass enamel powders onto copper
stampings to add juicy splashes of color. Then
you’ll draw, etch, and embellish them to create
three different pairs of earrings you’ll be proud
to wear. There is a $19 materials fee payable
to the instructor at the time of the class.
Roadhouse Arts,
1 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. February 6, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, $99.00
Altering Metal: Forging and
Foldforming
Excellent Earrings
In this class you will learn four stylish earring
designs: Rectangle Beaded Hoops, Swan
Swirls, Crystal Coil Cage, and Triangle Chain
Swags. Instructor Kim Hartman will provide
the tools needed to complete your project. Kit
fee is $20 for the four pairs of earrings and is
payable at the time of class.
Johnson High School,
Rm. A137, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 17, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
New! Victorian Teardrop
Woven Necklace
Love the softness of Victorian jewelry? This is
an elegant look worthy of Downton Abbey! If
you have never done bead weaving, this is a
good place to start. Pearl drops and crystals
will be accenting seed bead lines. All tools
will be provided and the kit is $30, payable to
instructor Kim Hartman at the time of class.
Instructor Francesca Watson will lead you
through an entire day of shaping, folding,
hammering, and texturing metal to create leaf
shapes, pods, and a hefty forged bangle that
will invite admiring comments wherever you
wear it. There is a $40 material fee that is
payable to the instructor at the time of the class.
Roadhouse Arts,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, $99.00
Essential Wire Wrapping:
Links, Clasps, and Findings
This workshop will introduce you to essential
wire skills, including wire wrapped links, freeform and beaded links, and spiral headpins.
Then you’ll make an embellished S-clasp and
explore options for other wire-based clasps
suitable for both beaded and metal worked
jewelry. There is a $25 material fee payable
to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Francesca Watson is the instructor.
Glass Projects: Lighting
Join instructor Gail Stouffer for a two day
workshop where you will be developing
graphic and abstract 1/4 inch glass panels
that will be fused with contour and texture.
These panels will be mounted to easy and
affordable back-lighting units. You will be using
printing techniques, frit, powders and micas to
create sparkling, shining, illuminated pieces
of interior decor. This workshop requires no
glass experience. There is a materials kit
fee of $105, payable to the instructor at the
beginning of class.
Roadhouse Arts,
2 Session(s), Sun. & Sat.,
Beg. March 28, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM, $170.00
Soldering Rings and Things
In just one day, you’ll learn a “no-fear”
approach to working with a torch, sterling silver
solder, sterling silver wire, and sterling silver
sheet metal. You’ll cut and shape metals, make
a ring shank, make ear wires, add texture and
decoration, stamp, patina, and polish to your
creations. Plus, you’ll use fine silver bezel
cups to set beautiful semiprecious stones into
your designs! This is a foundational workshop
for anyone interested in metals and jewelry
making. There is a $59 kit fee payable to the
instructor at the beginning of class. Francesca
Watson is the instructor.
Roadhouse Arts,
1 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. March 27, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM, $99.00
Roadhouse Arts,
1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 26, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, $99.00
Johnson High School,
Rm. A137, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 31, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Creative Expressions
Sculptural Glass with Imagery
Instructor Gail Stouffer, will help you create
a light catching sculpture that touches the
heart. The focus of this workshop is on the
development and printing of images in tall,
transparent, slab sculptures. You will learn
screen-printing, powder applications, and direct
painting techniques to apply their imagery to
multiple layers of glass. The image layers will
then be fired, stacked, and fired again to create
tall thick slabs of transparent glass. The slabs
will then be cut, ground, polished and mounted
on steel bases. Some fusing experience is
necessary, but advanced skills are not required.
There is a $95 material fee payable to the
instructor at the time of the class.
Roadhouse Arts,
4 Session(s), Thurs-Sun.,
Beg. April 16, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM, $200.00
New! Criss-Cross Bracelet
Come play the evening away with a beautiful
criss-cross bracelet! Structured with a heavy
gauge wire and balanced with a criss-cross wire
pattern, this design embraces several semiprecious beads. This bangle bracelet is very
easy to master but very durable. You will create
a bracelet and, if time permits, a pair of hoop
earrings. Cost of this class includes supplies.
Liza Connell is the instructor. No discount.
Ann Pearce Jewelry and Beads,
1 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. April 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
New! Wired Pinatas
Just in time for Fiesta you can create beautiful
wired Pinatas to wear. These wired Pinatas are
hollow designed so students can insert a bead,
crystal or even a surprise in the center. You will
have the choice of working with different colored
wire for your own unique design. Colorful
crystals and pearls will accent your designs.
Instructor Liza Connell will guide you as you
make earrings and a pendant. Cost of this class
includes supplies. No discount.
Ann Pearce Jewelry and Beads,
1 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. March 27, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
New! Introduction to PMCPrecious Metal Clay
New! Cold Connection Heart
Pendant
Construct and connect your metals without
the fire and untidy trials of soldering! In this
workshop you will learn an easy way to cold
connect several metal pieces together to create
a unique heart pendant. Working in copper,
brass and silver sheet, you will obtain texturing,
cutting and riveting skills. The price of this
class includes the materials. Liza Connell is
the instructor. No discount.
Ann Pearce Jewelry and Beads,
1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $75.00
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Mixed Media Jewelry artist and certified
instructor, Liza Connell, will show you how
to shape and texture this wonderful fine silver
jewelry clay. You’ll appreciate how easy and
affordable it is to create beautiful pendants,
earrings, and findings. You will learn the
difference between all metal clays, the different
firing techniques, set-up and safety precautions,
tricks of the trade and how to get the most out
of it without wasting precious clay. You will be
working with PMC+ Clay, and PMC3 Syringe.
This will truly be a full day of fun. Tools,
equipment and PMC3 Paste and PMC Syringe
will be supplied for use in the class. Obtain a
complete supply list at https://communityed.
neisd.net. No discount.
Dream Fire Glass Studio,
1 Session(s), Sun.,
Beg. March 22, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, $135.00
New! Drawing Portraits: Made
in the Shade
Stephanie Davis will help you improve your
people and pet portraits by adding a few
simple shading and pencil techniques to
your drawing arsenal. You will be learning to
realistically represent facial features, hair, fur
and feathers to create lifelike portraits. We will
be discussing materials in-depth and practicing
on worksheets that break down each feature
into individual parts and finishing by putting it all
together. These techniques can be applied to
still life and landscape drawing. Some drawing
experience is helpful, but not necessary. A $10
worksheet fee is payable to instructor at the
time of class and a supply list can be found at
https://communityed.neisd.net. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 204, 6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:00-8:30 PM, $95.00
New! Weaving with Yarn and
Beads Workshop
You will learn to combine traditional tapestry
weaving with bead loom weaving to create a
one-of-a-kind cell phone bag or small purse!
This is a great way to use all your scrap knitting
yarn. Don’t wait to sign up for this class because
space is very limited. No experience necessary.
A supply fee of $150 payable to Stephanie
Davis, the instructor, includes a loom, stand,
book, and a yarn and bead kit that will all be
yours to keep. No discount.
Dragonfly Studio,
2 Session(s), Sun. & Sat.,
Beg. February 21, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, $90.00
New! Pocket Scrapbooking
Solutions
Not a fan of traditional scrapbooking? No time to
sort through boxes of photos or years of digital
photo files? There’s a simpler way to get your
photos off your hard drive, out of shoe boxes and
into an album for you and your family to enjoy!
Project Life® is a back-to-basics approach to
memory-keeping. Instructor Melissa Tarun
will share the how-to’s about this revolutionary
system along with tips on capturing everyday
moments and big life events. Obtain a supply
list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.
No discount.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8151, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 19, 6:30-8:30 PM, $33.00
Creative Expressions
Drawing Basics
Inspire Fine Art Center
Landscape and Still Life
Painting
You will learn to describe light as it falls on
a subject. Broken up color with color with
impasto marking system will be used in this
class. All levels of students using oil and acrylic
are welcome. Andy Villarreal is the instructor.
At some point, all painters figure out that
they need to know how to draw. This is your
chance. Learn how to sharpen a pencil,
hold the pencil, make shading, understand
perspective, understand values and learn to
tell the difference in values, and to see those
values. Learn how to draw anything by learning
the basic structures in all objects, everything
from line to composition. This is necessary
information for all artists regardless of how long
they have been working. A supply list can be
obtained by visiting https://communityed.neisd.
net. Maren Phillips is the instructor.
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. January 15, 9:00-11:00 AM, $275.00
Madison High School,
Rm. D8, 8 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 6:00-9:00 PM, $119.00
Explore your creative side with professional artists at Inspire Fine Art Center, a
non-profit organization dedicated to the arts. Inspire is located at 200 Queen Anne
Court. No discounts.
Welding, Basics
Learn gas welding and cutting of steel, stick
welding and MIG welding. Bring a welding
hood and safety glasses and wear work boots,
a long-sleeve cotton shirt and blue jeans
without tears or holes. A $30 lab fee for the
10-week class is payable to the instructor at the
first class. Instructors are Randy Schwartz,
Matt Stetler and C’Leste Villarreal
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. January 13, 6:00-8:30 PM, $325.00
Portrait Drawing
Learn to draw portraits from the inside out.
Emphasis will be on structure and learning
to see details. You will work from the skull,
each other, models and photographs. Bring a
mirror to complete a self-portrait. Some prior
art experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Obtain a supply list at https://communityed.
neisd.net. Maren Phillips.
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. January 15, 6:00-8:30 PM, $325.00
Introduction to Drawing
Learn to see as an artist sees. With pencil in
hand, you will improve your drawing skills in
just a few lessons. If you have never tried this
process, you owe it to yourself. All you need is
a pencil and sketchbook and the willingness
to learn something new. Dan McBain is the
instructor.
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. Jan.13, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, $275.00
Metal Art Welding
Learn to create metal art. Create a bottle
tree, sculpture or whatever your imagination
dictates. Some experience required. Alfredo
Ibarra is the instructor. There is a $30 lab fee,
payable at the time of the class.
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. January 14, 6:00-8:30 PM, $325.00
The Art of Graphic Design
This course will teach you how to think like
a graphic designer. It has nothing to do with
producing your work on a computer. You will
learn the fundamentals of concept, design,
thinking visually, layout and typography. An
ability to draw is helpful, but not necessary.
Instructor is Mark Rue.
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. January 14, 6:00-8:30 PM, $275.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 2:00-5:00 PM, $119.00
Watercolor for Beginners
Explore the types of brushes, paper, and paint
colors available. Learn several traditional
techniques including wash, bleeding, dry
brush, and others. Learn basic color theory,
composition, and handling of the medium of
watercolor. Learn to stretch paper, work on
unstretched paper, and try some watercolor
collage techniques. You will end with some
experimental techniques: poured watercolor
and work from photos and still life. Come
join the fun! Maren Phillips has a Bachelor’s
degree from Washington University School of
Fine Arts and sells her wildlife art and animal
portraits across the country. Obtain a supply
list at https://communityed.neisd.net.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 1:30-4:30 PM, $119.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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New! Oil Painting Basics
This class explores the supplies used for oil
painting including brushes, supports, easels,
mediums, palettes, paints, knives, etc. Students
will paint each week. Instructor, Maren Phillips,
will help you explore at least 5 different styles
or schools of painting including: plein air, quick
studies, palette knife painting, alla prima and
others. Come prepared for challenges and fun!
This is a class for learning and exploration. A
complete supply list can be found online at
https://communityed.neisd.net.
Johnson High School,
Rm. A131, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:00-9:00 PM, $119.00
Quick Studies in Painting
How fast can you paint? Well, it’s not a race,
but the faster you can make decisions, the
more confident and stronger your paintings will
become. The class is designed for oil painters
with some experience and you will learn about
color, value, temperature, shapes, shadows,
and light. You will do paintings of landscapes,
still life, figures and portraits. Your painting
will be timed and we will start with 25 minute
paintings, working up to 90 minute paintings.
First class will concentrate on how to mix color,
how to plan the paintings, and then making a
color wheel as a way for the instructor to see
how you work. Obtain a supply list at https://
communityed.neisd.net. Maren Phillips is the
instructor.
Reagan High School,
Rm. FA108, 8 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:00-9:00 PM, $119.00
Oil Painting for the
Non-Painter, Beginning and
Continuing
If you have never painted with oils, or if you
already have some experience with this rich
medium, come learn the basics or gain new
oil painting techniques with self-taught Sunday
painter Gloria Howarton. Obtain a supply list
at http://communityed.neisd.net.
Reagan High School,
Rm. FA 109, 7 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $85.00
Madison High School,
Rm. D-7, 7 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 6:30-8:30 PM, $85.00
Experience a variety of watercolor techniques
and projects in this class taught by watercolor
artist, Lesta Frank. Learn about painting within
various grid designs and borders. This will take
the worry out of composition and give you a
format within which to create. Painting with
color families with contrasting accents gives
continuity with exciting variety. A potpourri of
watercolor is waiting for you! Feel free to bring
your own project or idea for individual guidance
or critique. Included in all of the variety of this
class is a big dose of fun! Art supplies can be
found online at https://communityed.neisd.net.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:00-9:00 PM, $135.00
This hands-on class is based on the book
“Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by
Betty Edwards. Sue Telle will guide you through
activities that will call on the strengths of the right
hemisphere of the brain to counteract left-brain
emphasis prevalent in American life. Bring a 9 x
12 spiral bound drawing pad, eraser, # 2 pencil
and an individual pencil sharpener. There will
be a $1.50 fee payable to the instructor on the
first day of class for the cost of objects to draw.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 105, 6 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:00-9:00 PM, $105.00
North East ISD Community Education
Pastel is a wonderful way to experience vivid
color in a very “forgiving” media. Mistakes can be
simply brushed off. Students will work primarily
from photos. All skill levels are welcome. Pastel
is both a drawing and a painting medium.
Knowledge of perspective and color theory
will be addressed as needed. Supply list is
available at https://communityed.neisd.net.
Georgia Stok is the instructor
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 8 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $95.00
New! Watercolor Potpourri
Drawing on the Right Side of
the Brain
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New! Continuing Pastel
Basics
Pottery - Hand Building and
Wheel Throwing
Have fun as you learn basic clay hand-building
techniques including pinch, coil, and slab
methods. Artist/potter Doug Oian will provide
instruction and encouragement as you make
a beautiful planter, perfect for your plants. In
the second session you will try your hand at
the potter’s wheel, where you will learn about
centering the clay. In the process you will make
small items such as a bowl, cup, tumbler, pencil
holder or something of your own choosing. A
$20 supply fee payable to the instructor covers
cost of all materials. Bring an old towel to class.
Sunrise Pottery Studio is located in Boerne,
Texas, and your class will be worth the drive!
No discount.
Sunrise Pottery,
Studio, 2 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 2, 6:30-8:00 PM, $37.00
Creative Expressions
Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench
The premier glass shop of South Texas offering stained glass classes for the
novice and veterans alike is located in the purple house at 7515 Eckhert Rd. No
discounts.
New! Stained Glass Heart
Learn to cut your choice of glass to incorporate
with bevels as you create this beautiful stained
glass heart suncatcher. This will be the perfect
gift for someone special. When the sun light
shines through the beveled glass it will cast
rainbows around the room reminding your
special loved one how much he or she is
cherished. There is an equipment rental fee
of $10 and a supply fee of $8 is payable to the
instructor at the beginning of class.
Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench,
1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:00-8:00 PM, $33.00
New! Stained Glass Tiffany
Foil Method
Looking for a creative gift for a special event
such as Mother’s Day or a wedding? Put
together a family tree made of glass. Your
design will include glass circles for family
photos that are nestled into a tree created from
beautifully colored frit. All of this will be fired,
creating a lasting memory. You may drop in for
this class on Saturday, February 21 between
10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. There is a $15 supply
fee payable at the time of the class.
Learn Tiffany’s method of creating stained
glass while making your own beautiful glass
window. You will be able to choose your
pattern and glass from the selection available.
When this class is complete you will be able
to continue creating stained glass windows for
yourself, family and friends. Some supplies
you will need to purchase but you will be
using our equipment. A supply fee of $75
(fee is dependent upon your choices) and
equipment rental fee of $30 will be payable
to the insturctor at the first class.
Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. Feb. 21, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, $50.00
Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench,
6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 25, 6:00-8:00 PM, $160.00
New! Fabulous Woven Four
Layers Plate
New! Mosaic Stepping
Stones
New! Fused Family Tree
This 11 inch square plate is woven from glass
that you will cut, arrange, and fire to create
an open weave using four layers of glass.
Anyone who sees this plate will want to know
how you were able to create such an amazing
piece. There is a $30 supply fee payable at
the time of the class.
Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 12:00-2:00 PM, $50.00
Fundamentals of Professional
Songwriting
Part lecture and part workshop, this class covers
applications of the writing process, using both
lyric and melody. Topics include creative usage
of vocabulary and themes for lyric composition,
rhyme structure and meter, creation of original
melodies using basic theory, performance
and recording techniques, critical listening,
publishing contracts and understanding of
songwriting in the publishing and recording
industries, as well as the culture at large.
Instructor Renee’ Coale Willis has over 30
years experience in the country music industry
as a professional singer/songwriter. Her song,
written for Sony artist Rick Trevino, obtained
Platinum status. No discount.
Reagan High School,
Rm. CA 106, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $129.00
Guitar, Beginning
Learn the fundamentals of the guitar, including
playing chords and reading music. Develop a
skill that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Bring your
acoustic guitar to class. Saundra Ashworth,
instructor, taught music in Alamo Heights ISD
for many years, and she can teach just about
anyone to play the guitar. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 116-1, 8 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 7:00-9:00 PM, $95.00
Fun, easy and oh so decorative! Creating 8
inch stepping stones requires no experience.
You will learn how to nip your glass, apply
adhesive and grout as you create this
beginnings level mosaic. You’ll surely want
to make more stepping stones for your spring
garden. This is a two day class. The first class
is held on Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 PM to 8:00
PM. The second class is Saturday, April 11,
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. There is a $20 supply
fee, payable at the beginning of class.
Stained Glass Crafter’s Workbench,
2 Session(s), Tues. & Sat.,
Beg. March 31, 6:00-8:00 PM, $58.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Guitar, Intermediate
If you have taken beginner guitar before, enroll
in this class and learn to put it all together.
Learn how chords, scales and timing all work
together. Apply what you learn to any style
of music; classical, country, rock, blues, etc.
Instructor Giovanni Reyes has been teaching
guitar in San Antonio for 14 years. Register
early. No discount.
Learning Rx,
4 Week(s), Sun.,
Beg. February 8, 4:00-5:00 PM, $109.00
Play Guitar or Else!
Learning to play guitar is not difficult. Nearly
anyone can learn a few guitar chords and how
to put them together. Learn easy methods for
acquiring and understanding music theory.
Become familiar with the guitar, chords, and
reading music and learn to play simple popular
songs. William Johnson has a B.A. degree in
Education, and music has been a part of his
life for forty years. He believes he can teach
anyone to play guitar. Register early. Class is
kept small for more individualized instruction.
Madison High School,
Rm. C13, 8 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 6:30-8:30 PM, $95.00
Harmonica, Beginning - Level 2
Build upon the skills acquired in Beginning
Harmonica, Level 1. The Level 1 class is not a
prerequisite. You are a candidate for the Level
2 class if you have had previous experience
playing the harmonica, can play several
simple melodies and can play single notes
fairly well. Familiarity with the 12-bar blues
progression is also a plus. Dr. Don McRee
will help you improve your note-bending and
tongue-blocking – all aimed at getting a richer
tone in your playing. Students will also learn
ways to improve the playing of melodies, ways
to accompany any song and how to improvise
on the harmonica. You will need two 10-hole
harmonicas: keys of C and A (preferably
Hohner Special 20) and can be purchased
from instructor Don McRee at the first class
meeting for $42.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 116-1, 6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-9:00 PM, $90.00
Learn Piano Online at Home
Would you like to learn how to play piano? Do
you have Internet connection? If so, then you
can learn piano from the comfort of your own
home and save the cost of lessons from a
private teacher. Every Friday, for ten Week(s),
you will receive a 30 minute video piano lesson
by email. You can complete the lessons from
your home any time of the day or night. You will
learn music reading, basic chords, hand position
and how to play several of your favorite songs.
Weekly practice assignments will be sent to you
by email. Instructor T.J. Bazzoon has taught
group and private lessons for over ten years.
Students must have an active email account and
must register no later than Thursday, February
12. No discount.
Online Class,
10 Week(s), Fri.,
Beg. February 13, $48.00
Line Dancing, Scoot Your
Boots
Have fun burning calories while you learn line
dance steps such as the Grapevine, Cha-Cha,
Jazz Box and Kick-Ball Change. You’ll also
learn the Waltz Across Texas, Tush Push,
Boot Scootin Boogie and many more. Join us
for great exercise, good company and lots of
fun. Please wear leather soled shoes. Singles
or couples. Lynn and Jack Francis.
Thousand Oaks Elementary,
Cafeteria, 8 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 7:00-8:00 PM, $55.00
NEISD Community Choir
Don’t just sing in the shower or along with
the radio! Join Community Choir and improve
your vocal technique, learn new music and
enjoy performing with others. If you’re a former
member, come back and join the fun again with
new music and opportunities. Work toward an
annual performance at a Spurs game. The
only requirement for joining us is that you be
able to match pitch. It’s also helpful for you to
be able to read a little music, too. A fee of $15
covers printed music and accompaniment and is
payable to the instructor the first night of class.
Instructor, Joseph Scutti,a North East ISD
choral teacher, holds degrees in music from
the University of Delaware and Westminster
Choir College in Princeton. The class will be
held at St. Mark’s Methodist Church, located
at 1902 Vance Jackson.
St. Marks Methodist Church,
13 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 7:00-8:30 PM, $115.00
Beginners Belly Dance
A great place to start your journey, this class
provides an introduction to the isolations
required to execute the dance. Simple
dance combinations used in each class will
demonstrate how the movements link together.
Register early; space is limited! Karavan
Dance Studio is located at 331 W. Mulberry
#3. No discount.
Karavan Dance Studio,
8 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, $60.00
Clogging, Beginner Class
Fire on the Mountain Cloggers will SLOW
DOWN and share basic steps with you in this
fun, easy-paced class. Great exercise. No
partner is needed and people with two left
feet are certainly welcome. No experience
necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and
shoes that slide. If you don’t bring your smile
with you when you come, you’ll have it when
you leave! Classes are held at the Harmony Hills
Cabana Club at 339 Fantasia. Linda Carolan,
certified clogging instructor, has taught clogging
worldwide as well as at national clogging
conventions throughout the USA. No discount.
Harmony Hills Cabana Club,
5 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, $48.00
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Salsa Dance, Beginning
Learning salsa dance can be a fun and
energizing way to exercise! Adult students will
learn basic Salsa steps, trendy hip movements,
dance techniques and combinations that can be
taken from the classroom to the Salsa dance
floor. The Latin music sounds of the Caribbean
will keep everyone entertained during each
class session. Dance partners are preferred
but not required for those wanting to learn Salsa
partner turns and fun dance combinations. Price
listed is per person. For information regarding
attire call Cynthia Plumas at 210-363-3363.
No discount.
Cynergy Dance Studio,
6 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 3, 7:45-8:45 PM, $55.00
Strictly Ballroom
In this ballroom sampler class you will learn
the beautiful and romantic Waltz, the fun and
useful East Coast Swing and the classic, easyto-learn Foxtrot. Classes are taught by Jenna
Avenell, founder of Fancy Feet Ballroom, where
they turn your Two Left Feet into Fancy feet!
No partner or prior dance experience needed,
and those with two left feet are welcomed and
encouraged. No discount.
Fancy Feet Ballroom,
The Alley on Bitters, 6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 5:45-6:30 PM, $50.00
Strictly Ballroom Part 2
Are you ready to take on the fun, flavorful
dances everyone is talking about? Learn the
passionate dance of Tango, characterized by
its staccato movements and “head snaps.”
Then learn to add a little Latin spice to your
dance with Cha Cha, a great dance that keeps
popping up at live dances around the city.
Finally, experience Rumba, the sensual dance
of love, while sharpening your rhythm and sense
of timing. Classes are taught by Jenna Avenell.
No partner or prior dance experience needed,
and those with two left feet are welcomed and
encouraged. No discount.
Fancy Feet Ballroom,
The Alley on Bitters, 6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 25, 5:45-6:30 PM, $50.00
Cha-Cha and Rumba,
Beginning
The playful Cha-Cha will get you moving to some
Cuban rhythms while the romantic Rumba will
slow you down with some beautiful melodies.
The many steps you acquire can be used in
both dances which will make new learning very
easy. No partners are needed. Registration is
per person. No discount.
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Fri.,
Beg. February 13, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Fri.,
Beg. March 20, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Country Western Swing &
Two-Step
You can shuffle in with two left feet, but before
you know it, you will be dancing to your favorite
country tunes without missing a step! After
learning the Two-Step and Country Western
Swing moves, you really can dance across
Texas! No partners are needed. Registration
is per person. No discount.
Salsa and Merengue
Are you ready to learn the sizzling salsa?
Come join the fun at Arthur Murray where you
can learn how to be comfortable on the dance
floor as you create some fun and fancy salsa
and merengue moves! No partner is needed.
Registration is per person. No discount.
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Dances for Healthy Hearts and
Heads (Ages 55+)
If you are 55 or older, get ready to exercise your
mind and body through dance. Gain flexibility,
strength, endurance and a sense of well being
while having fun learning a variety of dances
ranging from the Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot
to the Rumba, Cha-Cha and swing. Recent
studies have shown ballroom dancing can ward
off dementia and other diseases. No partner is
needed. Wear comfortable shoes. Registration
is per person. No discount
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 17, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Arthur Murray San Antonio,
4 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 19, 6:45-7:30 PM, $45.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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DanceArtSA
Ballroom dancing is a fun activity, one where DanceArtSA’s personable and experienced instructors make sure you are
ready to get out on the dance floor with whomever and look and feel fantastic! Dance is a series of composed, flavorful and
fun moves that can create a beautiful flowing image of art in motion. It is also a wonderful addition to an active lifestyle. As
a means of expression, dance allows free spirits to integrate innovative flare into a song, while it gives the more disciplined
bodies the opportunity to skillfully display their carefully scripted and rehearsed routine.
Registration fee is per person. No partner required
Salsa and Bachata
Learn how to dance Salsa & Bachata in a
friendly and relaxed environment. We will start
with the basic steps and then add in some great
moves you can use on the Latin dance floor.
Serena Kirkland.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 2, 6:00-7:00 PM, $49.00
Salsa & Bachata, Part 2
Don’t stop dancing now. This is a great class
to continue your learning of Latin dancing. This
class will begin with a review of all your basics
and will quickly move into some more great
patterns you can use on the country dance
floor. Serena Kirkland.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 2, 6:00-7:00 PM, $49.00
Two Step & Triple Two, Part 1
Grab your partner and head out to the dance
floor to learn some of the most popular country
dances, Two-Step and Triple Two. We will
start out with the basics and then add in some
great moves that will have you gliding around
he dance floor. Serena Kirkland.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 2, 7:00-8:00 PM, $49.00
Two-Step & Triple Two, Part 2
Ballroom for Beginners, Part 2
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 2, 7:00-8:00 PM, $49.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 6:00-7:00 PM, $49.00
Cumbia & Tejano
Ballroom for Beginners, Part 3
Don’t stop dancing now. This is a great class
to continue your learning of country western
dancing. This class will begin with a review of
all your basics and will quickly move into some
more great patterns you can use on the country
dance floor. Serena Kirkland.
South Texas is famous for its variety of dances.
Learn two great dances that you will use at
any wedding, quinceañera , or even at Fiesta.
Learn your basic steps and great patterns to
these great dances you will always need in
South Texas. Serena Kirkland.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. April 6, 6:00-7:00 PM, $49.00
West Coast Swing
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 8, 6:00-7:00 PM, $49.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. April 6, 7:00-8:00 PM, $49.00
Learn Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot’s basic steps
as you learn what it takes to get you looking
like a polished dancer. With so many great
benefits from Ballroom Dancing, this class will
be a great addition to your life. Tammy Jones.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 4, 6:00-7:00 PM, $49.00
North East ISD Community Education
This is the final of three sessions of Ballroom
Dancing. By the end of this class you will find
that you won’t even be counting in your head
anymore. Practice is key and this class will get
you to your goal. Learn more great patterns
while your muscle memory starts to take over.
Tammy Jones.
West Coast Swing is a dance of its own. With
its intricate foot pattern and versatility to music,
West Coast Swing is a must have dance. Learn
your basic patterns and technique and be
dancing in no time. Serena Kirkland.
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Don’t stop dancing now. This is a great class
to continue your learning of Ballroom Dancing.
This class will begin with a review of all your
basics and will quickly move into some more
great patterns you can use on the dance floor.
Tammy Jones.
Cha Cha & Rumba, Part 1
This class focuses on the rhythm in ballroom
dancing. Cha Cha and Rumba are two great
dances that you will use with a great variety of
music. Learn your basic steps to get you ready
for any great dance. Loren Mitchell.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 4, 7:00-8:00 PM, $49.00
Recreation & Leisure
Dog Manners 101
Are you having trouble getting Rover to stay
off the furniture? Is Spot digging up your yard?
This class is designed to help you learn how to
control different behavioral problems that your
dog exhibits. Learn techniques to keep paws
off of you as well as your new chair. Learn to
avoid frustration with proven techniques that
manage unwanted behaviors. You will be able
to teach your pet manners in a safe, rewarding
way. You can actually “talk” correctly to your
pet without using the “NO” word! Do not bring
your dog to this class. Linda Weniger holds
an MA degree, is a former school teacher and
has been working successfully with Rovers and
Spots for 36 years. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 1 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 2, 7:00-8:00 PM, $32.00
Dog Obedience
Cha Cha & Rumba, Part 2
Don’t stop dancing now. This is a great class to
continue your Cha Cha and Rumba. This class
will begin with a review of all your basics and
will quickly move into some more great patterns
you can use on the dance floor. Loren Mitchell.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 7:00-8:00 PM, $49.00
Swing Dance, Part 1
The “ALL AMERICAN DANCE” has never been
so cool. This is a class you can’t miss. With its
high tempo and fun moves you will impress all
your family and friends. Learn basic steps and
patterns that will make you feel so comfortable
on the dance floor in no time. Andi Ahmad.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 4, 8:00-9:00 PM, $49.00
Swing Dance, Part 2
Don’t stop dancing now. This is a great class
to continue your learning of Swing Dancing.
This class will begin with a review of all your
basics and will quickly move into some more
great patterns you can use on the dance floor.
Andi Ahmad.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 8:00-9:00 PM, $49.00
Tango
Start dancing American Tango today. A great
dance that will have you moving across the
floor with poise and confidence in no time.
Learn your basics and some flashy moves that
won’t leave you disappointed. Its as easy as T
-A-N-G-O! Loren Mitchell.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 8, 7:00-8:00 PM, $49.00
Mambo
No body puts Mambo in the corner. We are
bringing Mambo into the 21st century with a
fun filled class that will have you dancing in no
time. Learn your basics and some great moves
that will have you looking like pro. Andi Ahmad.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 8, 8:00-9:00 PM, $49.00
Don’t be taken for a walk anymore! Know all
the proper techniques for training your dog
using positive reinforcement. A basic skill will
be taught each week such as the heel, sit, stay,
come and down commands. Learn the tricks
to solving behavior problems. At the pet’s first
class session, you will be required to provide
proof of current vaccination. Equipment will be
discussed and will be available for purchase if
necessary. Dogs DO attend all sessions. Trainer
Linda Weniger has 36 years experience in
all-breed training. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 5 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 3, 7:00-8:00 PM, $48.00
Dog Grooming
Learn how to properly bathe, brush, clean
ears, brush teeth, clip nails and care for your
dog’s coat. Linda Weniger, instructor, will
also teach you about the different tools to use
on different coats of hair. You will leave class
knowing just what you need in order to have
your pooch looking like he or she has been to
the doggie spa. And, by the way, you’ll even
know the difference between a slicker brush
and a pin brush. Take this chance to learn from
a professional; you’ll be glad you did. Do not
bring your dog to class. No discount.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 100, 1 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 23, 7:00-8:00 PM, $32.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Recreation & Leisure
Pickleball
Imagine a game that is a cross between tennis,
ping pong and badminton. Sound strange? It
is Pickleball and it’s the fastest-growing sport
in the world. Come learn to play with a wiffle
ball and a paddle on a badminton-sized court.
Pickleball is designed for both men and women,
no matter your age or physical limitation. You
will get the hang of footwork, balance, scoring
and all the fundamentals. “Pickleball rocks” says
instructor and Pickleball ambassador Sandra
Carrillo, a retired teacher who conducts clinics
city wide. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis
shoes. Bring you own paddle or use a loner
paddle that will be provided. A $5 ball fee is
payable to the instructor at the first class.
Healthy Pet Treats
In this hands-on class you will make treats, learn
about diet and nutrition and actually take home
recipes and treats for your pet. A $9 food fee is
payable to the instructor at the class. Instructor
is Deanna Lee.
Longs Creek Elementary,
Gym, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 5:00-7:00 PM, $95.00
Fencing, Beginning
San Antonio Phoenix Fencer’s Club,
6 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:00-7:00 PM, $70.00
Saber Fencing
Learn the basics of modern Saber fencing in this
Olympic Sport. In a group setting with bouting
(sparring) time, practice several types of attacks
and appropriate defenses. No experience or
equipment needed. A fee of $75 is payable
to SAPFC for equipment rental. Please wear
Athletic pants, t-shirt, sneakers and bring a
water bottle. Sessions will use Saber weapons.
No discount.
San Antonio Phoenix Fencer’s Club,
6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 7:00-8:00 PM, $70.00
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North East ISD Community Education
Do you have a little tennis experience and want
to improve your game? Learn how to use your
forehand as a weapon to be able to hit the ball
inside-out from mid-court to open up or put away
a ball. Also learn the importance of establishing
a cross-court based game to safely stay in the
point while slowly getting your opponent out of
position. Before you know it you will be able
to power your way to the net, hit easy volleys
and win! Bring a racket to class. A $5 ball fee
is payable to the instructor, Rafael Vital, at the
first class. Enrollment is limited.
Alamo Heights Junior School,
Tennis Courts, 8 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. February 9, 6:45-8:00 PM, $65.00
Alamo Heights Junior School,
Tennis Courts, 8 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 16, 6:45-8:00 PM, $65.00
Golf, Beginning
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 201, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 17, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Learn the Olympic sport of fencing in a fun and
relaxed atmosphere at the San Antonio Phoenix
Fencers’ Club. You will learn basic footwork,
bladework, offensive and defensive tactics and
lots of opportunity for bouting. Coach Curtis
Hardy is certified through the US Fencing
Coaches Association. A fee of $75 is payable
to SAPFC for equipment rental. Please wear
Athletic pants, t-shirt, sneakers and bring a
water bottle. No discount.
Tennis, Beginning Level II
Tennis, Beginning Level I
The focus for this beginning level adult class
is learning the basic tennis fundamentals such
as grips, movement, swings, etc. In this small
group instruction you will learn how to hit the
ball in game-type situations. This is a great way
to learn tennis the right way. Bring a racket to
class. A $5 ball fee is payable to the instructor
at the first class. Rafael Vital is USPTR certified
and has taught hundreds of folks how to enjoy
this life-time sport. Enrollment is limited.
Alamo Heights Junior School,
Tennis Courts, 8 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. February 9, 5:30-6:45 PM, $65.00
Alamo Heights Junior School,
Tennis Courts, 8 Session(s), Mon. & Wed.,
Beg. March 16, 5:30-6:45 PM, $65.00
Golf has been one of the fastest-growing sports
for the past 10 years. Take a swing at learning
the necessary fundamentals such as proper
grip, rules of play, scoring, etiquette, stance,
swing and more. Learn about a hobby that
you could enjoy for a lifetime. Loaner clubs
are available or you can bring your own set
of clubs. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons
are provided by the Director of Instruction, Rob
Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. No discount.
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 14, 2:00-3:30 PM, $125.00
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 6:00-7:30 PM, $125.00
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 2:00-3:30 PM, $125.00
Recreation & Lesisure
Golf for Women, Beginning Lessons and Lunch
Golf for Women, Intermediate
- Lessons and Lunch
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. Feb. 11, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, $150.00
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. Feb. 9, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, $150.00
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Fri.,
Beg. Feb. 13, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, $150.00
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. Mar. 18, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, $150.00
Golf, Intermediate
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Fri.,
Beg. Mar. 20, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, $150.00
This beginning golf class for women includes
lessons followed by a delicious lunch from the
SilverHorn Grille menu. Take a swing at golf
and learn the fundamentals of putting, chipping,
iron play and woods. If you have clubs, bring
them. If you do not, loaners are available. Golf
balls will be furnished. Lessons are provided
by the Director of Instruction, Rob Myers, and
the SilverHorn staff. Fee covers lessons and
lunches. No discount.
Become a better golfer by continuing to work
on your game and improving your techniques.
Designed for golfers who have played before,
the class will teach you how to get out of
trouble, shape your shots, manage your game
and maximize performance. Loaner clubs are
available or you can bring your own set of
clubs. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons are
provided by the Director of Instruction, Rob
Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. No discount.
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Sun.,
Beg. Feb. 15, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, $125.00
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 19, 6:00-7:30 PM, $125.00
This intermediate golf class for women includes
lessons followed by a tasty lunch from the
SilverHorn Grille menu. The class is designed
for golfers who have played before and want to
refresh skills or maximize performance. If you
have clubs, bring them. If you do not, loaners are
available. Golf balls will be furnished. Lessons
are provided by the Director of Instruction, Rob
Myers, and the SilverHorn staff. Fee covers
lessons and lunches. No discount.
Genealogy: The Basics
Find out about your ancestors. Learn how to use
computer and printed resources ranging from
genealogical software and databases to the
San Antonio Public and Mormon Family History
libraries. When you complete this course, we will
have endeavored to find the basics of your family
tree for at least five generations and you will
have a working knowledge of how to continue
researching your family. A $10 supply fee is
payable to instructor Earline Long-Zlotkowski
at the first class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 6:30-9:00 PM, $90.00
New! Intermediate Golf II - On
Course
Join Director of Instruction, Rob Myers, for a
class designed to take your driving range game
to the golf course. With half of class time being
spent on the course, you are sure to improve
your on course performance. No discount.
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 16, 6:00-8:00 PM, $165.00
New! Beginner Golf with
Fitness
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the
basics of the game, while also working on your
fitness! Learn golf specific stretches and warmup exercises from a TPI (Titleist Performance
Institute) certified instructor before working
on the mechanics of the golf swing with PGA
member Rob Myers. No discount.
The Academy at SilverHorn,
4 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. Mar. 18, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $199.00
Free Vacations Plus Making
Money Traveling
Geared toward those in mid-career transition,
retirees, new graduates or anyone who
wants to travel more often, Gina Henry is a
national speaker who will share her 25 years
of experience traveling in 80 countries and 40
states. In this challenging economy, discover
how you can travel six months a year, travel
for free or get paid to travel both full and part
time. Free air travel, hotels, tours, cruises,
meals, frequent flier miles, travel points,
mystery shopping, importing, teaching English,
organizing trips, writing articles, photo shoots,
volunteering or getting paid to drive and much
more will be covered. She will reveal the best
travel web sites, how to avoid scams, medical
vacations, travel tax deductions, packing light
and the top 50 words to know in any language.
A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor (a
retail value of $39.95) at the beginning of class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 217, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 3, 6:30-9:30 PM, $39.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Recreation & Leisure
Historic Cemeteries Tour
Hidden San Antonio
Discover delightful surprises frequently
overlooked during this enchanting walk in
downtown San Antonio. Some are old, some
are new and some are peculiar but they all
contribute toward San Antonio’s well earned
reputation as one of America’s unique cities.
Bruce Martin, certified professional tour guide,
has lived and worked downtown for over 30
years and collected unusual tidbits that he
enjoys sharing. Wear comfortable shoes and
meet at the base of the Cenotaph on Alamo
Plaza near the SE corner of Alamo & Houston
streets.
Alamo Plaza,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 8:30-10:30 AM, $32.00
Architecture Tour
You will enjoy this popular walking tour
of architecture in downtown San Antonio.
Appreciate the diversity of styles and detailing
within the built environment both from the
outside and inside. The richness of downtown’s
architectural variety and history may surprise
you, but it will definitely cause you to walk more
slowly and look more closely at the wide range
of handsome buildings within our city’s center.
Elizabeth Porterfield, architectural historian,
and Bruce Martin, certified professional tour
guide, will lead this tour. Wear comfortable
shoes and meet on Main Plaza in front of the
east-facing doors of San Fernando Cathedral.
No discount.
San Fernando Cathedral,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 8:30-10:30 AM, $32.00
Join this spirited visit to San Antonio’s historic
eastside cemeteries for an unforgettable
experience. Learn tragic, humorous and
inspiring stories about famous and less
well-known cemetery residents, and gain a
better understanding of cemetery history and
architecture during this comfortable, twohour walking tour through a lovely, but often
overlooked historic treasure. Wear comfortable
clothes and meet at the southeast corner
of Monumental and Paso Hondo. Bruce
Martin, certified professional tour guide, and
Elizabeth Porterfield, architectural historian,
will be waiting for you. They will lead you on
an adventure that you will not soon forget. No
discount.
SW corner of Paseo Hondo and Monumental,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 4, 8:30-10:30 AM, $32.00
North East ISD Community Education
Simplify your standard of living and stay
warm, safe and well fed while avoiding
snakes, skunks and bears. This class builds
on “Hiking and Backpacking--The First Step”
and demonstrates use of gear and equipment,
campsite selection, and hiking technique. Wear
comfortable clothing and walking shoes and
bring a day pack, lunch, and drinking water.
Requires hiking about 2 ½ miles along semiimproved trails. Eisenhower Park is located
at 19399 NW Military Hwy. near Camp Bullis.
Instructor, Phil Starr.
Eisenhower Park,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. March 21, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, $35.00
Mural Tour
Discover the surprising number of wonderful,
but frequently overlooked murals in downtown
San Antonio. This enjoyable walking tour
combines history, art, and a mixture of
contemporary and historic murals rendered
in a variety of materials. Experience another
aspect of what makes downtown San Antonio
such a rich and rewarding place to visit. Bruce
Martin, certified professional tour guide, will
lead this tour. Wear comfortable shoes and
meet at the base of the Cenotaph on Alamo
Plaza near the SE corner of Alamo & Houston
Streets. No discount.
Alamo Plaza,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. January 31, 8:30-10:30 AM, $32.00
Hiking and Backpacking - The
First Step
Human-powered travel and camping are
not expensive or complicated. Learn how to
prepare for day-trips or weeklong expeditions
and start exploring your special paradise on
foot. Also, learn about some great places to
hike using your new-found knowledge. Class
covers essential equipment, campsite selection,
and hiking safety. Phil Starr is an avid, expert
backpacker.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 17, 6:30-9:00 PM, $27.00
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Hiking and Backpacking - The
Next Step
Land Navigation - Map,
Compass and GPS Skills
Stay found! With a map and compass, or
satellites, you’ll never be “confused” again.
Learn how to use essential outdoor navigation
tools to travel by foot to a destination. Determine
your location using triangulation techniques or
GPS coordinates. NEW - You will hear about
Geocashing. Plan to hike to locate geocashes.
Backpacker Phil Starr will introduce these
staying-found skills at Eisenhower Park
(19399 NW Military Hwy., next to Camp Bullis).
Dress comfortably, bring drinking water and
wear sturdy shoes. Topographic maps and
compasses will be provided for class use.
Bring a handheld GPS unit if you have one or
plan to look on.
Eisenhower Park,
1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 11, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, $33.00
Money Matters
Financial Workshop
Financial education is an important step in
helping you achieve a better future. That is
why this four-week course offers clear and
practical investing education in a convenient
and comfortable format. By attending this
workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of
the key principles of saving and investing and
also learn the specific strategies to help reach
your long-term goals. Ron Anderson, CFP,
has vast experience in the financial field. This
workshop will be worth your time.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 4 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:00-8:30 PM, $50.00
New! Annuities and Your
Retirement
Ron Anderson will help you understand the
basics, benefits and risks of various types of
annuities. This session will include scenarios
to describe and compare options.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 26, 6:30-8:00 PM, $18.00
Guide to Retirement Planning
You have worked a lifetime to achieve financial
success. Learn how to properly set goals,
calculate how much you’ll need to maintain
your lifestyle as you define it throughout
retirement! The retirement planning process
is different than it was when you entered the
workforce. You will receive a 230 page textbook
covering all class topics. Most importantly, your
instructors will explain why people run out of
money in retirement and how you can plan to
help make sure that it doesn’t happen to you.
It is never too late to work toward financial
peace of mind! Couples may attend together
for only one registration fee. Upon completion
of your online registration, please call (210)
407-0140, option 3 to enroll your spouse for
free. Your instructors are: Jay Howard, FSS,
CLTC, radio personality and former “Voice of
the Spurs”, Ben Mandel, Logan Dietel, FSS,
CLTC, and Jeremy Mandel. Class sizes are
limited. No discount.
Reagan High School,
Rm. IND 104, 2 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8242, 2 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
Madison High School,
Rm. L113, 2 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 23, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
Johnson High School,
Rm. G103, 2 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 24, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
Madison High School,
Rm. L113, 2 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 23, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
New! College: Getting There
from Here
Learn how to establish a college savings goal
and strategies to help achieve that goal. This
class will also explain the features and benefits
of 529 savings plans. Ron Anderson is the
instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 2, 6:30-8:00 PM, $18.00
Madison High School,
Rm. L113, 2 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. April 6, 6:30-9:30 PM, $55.00
How to Make Money in Real
Estate
Learn why owning residential real estate is an
IDEAL investment and is still one of the best
money-making opportunities available for the
average person. The benefits are income,
depreciation, equity buildup, appreciation and
leverage. Topics include supply and demand,
locating the best properties, finding sources of
investment capital, handling cash flow, setting
up a tax shelter, computing your return on
investment and pyramiding investments into a
substantial estate. The instructor will explain in
simple language how virtually anyone can cash
in on real estate, even with little or no money
to begin with. Chuck Manganello, CCIM,
CRB, has experience in buying, owning and
managing residential investment properties
in San Antonio.
Johnson High School,
Rm. G106, 3 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:15-9:15 PM, $65.00
Managing Residential Real
Estate
This course is for landlords who own small
residential investment properties or for a
person who is considering buying residential
investment property. Some of the topics
discussed will be rental market outlook, how
to qualify tenants and avoid discrimination,
eviction of tenants and what to do when rent
is late. Chuck Manganello is the instructor.
Johnson High School,
Rm. G106, 3 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. March 17, 6:15-9:15 PM, $65.00
Optimizimng Your Social
Security Benefits
Social Security can be confusing, and knowing
when to take your benefits is not easy. Should
you take them as soon as you are eligible or wait
until your benefit is higher? There are strategies
for couples that can enhance their benefits for
both, plus provide tax savings. People who
are widowed or divorced also need to know
what is available. This class will provide you
with strategies as well as avenues to enhance
your benefits. Susan Blumhorst, instructor,
will personalize information to fit your situation.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 2 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 6:30-8:00 PM, $25.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Career Training
Money Matters
New! Sell Your Stuff on
Amazon, Etsy, Facebook,
Craigslist and Other Non-Ebay
Sites
Medicare 101
Get a tune-up on everything you need to know
about Medicare so you can be in tip top shape
to make the right decisions. Susan Blumhorst,
instructor, will compare Advantage Plans with
Supplement or Medigap Plans. She will show
you how to find the right one for you, and
don’t forget about Medicare Part D. Become
acquainted with that drug plan and what, if
any, changes there are. She will present the
information in a simple and straight-forward
manner that will help you now and in the future.
Susan Blumhorst of Senior Path Specialists
knows the Medicare ropes.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:00 PM, $18.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, $18.00
Secrets of Saving Money on a
Funeral
A funeral can cost as much or more than a
wedding. Learn how to shop smart for a funeral
by knowing the laws, rules and regulations
binding the funeral industry as well as your
consumer rights. Find out the right questions to
ask, ranging from providing your own casket to
comparing cremation costs. You will be amazed
at what you can save. Rev. Bill Bischoff, a
retired Air Force Chaplain, will provide a light
supper for this informative session.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 105, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 19, 6:30-8:30 PM, $19.00
Who Will Help You When You
Can No Longer Help Yourself?
Seven out of ten people over age 65 will be
faced with this decision one day, and if they do
not already have a plan in place, the expense
of this long term care could involuntarily wipe
out a lifetime of savings. You and your spouse
are invited to a long term care educational
workshop to explore your options regarding
long term care and to learn about what the
State of Texas is offering in its new Partnership
Program to help. Instructor Gabrielle Gelo, is
a Long Term Care Specialist.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 205, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 17, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
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North East ISD Community Education
Basic Bookkeeping
Learn a general overview of business
accounting, accounting equation, debits and
credits and recording transactions using
T-accounts. Understand recording transactions
in the general journal and posting to the general
ledger, financial statements and closing
out procedures. Find out about preparing a
payroll and completing government forms.
Roger Martinez, instructor, is a certified public
accountant. During the first class, the instructor
will provide information regarding the purchase
of a text.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8252, 8 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-9:30 PM, $135.00
Work at Home as a Medical
Transcriptionist
Medical transcription is a $12 billion annual
industry in the U.S. and the demand for medical
transcriptionists is soaring. If you want to choose
your own hours, have a business at home, find
clients easily and make great money, come
discover a simple and cost-effective, step-bystep guide to the medical transcription business.
Topics covered will include avoiding expensive
and common mistakes, marketing your business
easily, pricing, collections, equipment, software,
professional organizations, networking and
much more. A $20 optional workbook fee is
payable to the instructor, Deborah Burns,
an experienced medical transcriptionist who
teaches across the country.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 206, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-9:30 PM, $37.00
There is a world of alternatives to Ebay for
selling your items online. Instructor Steve
Veltkamp will give you all the tips and tricks of
selling your new or used items on social media
sites like Facebook, local sites like Craigslist,
marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy, and more.
All you need is a computer and something to
sell (and we give you ways to get wholesale
inventory as well). $5 materials fee due in class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 21, 2:00-5:00 PM, $37.00
25 Hot Home-Based
Businesses to Start for Under
$1000
Do you want to be your own boss, but not sure
what kind of business to start? We’ll explore at
least 25 profitable home-based businesses that
you can start for less than $1,000. For each
business, we’ll discuss start-up requirements
and finding the market niches, as well as
providing an action plan. We will also cover why
some businesses will fit you better than others.
This class can be your key to an exciting and
profitable future! Instructor Steve Veltkamp is
the president of Bizshop, a professional training
company. A $5 materials fee is payable to the
instructor at class. An optional manual on CD
will be available for $35.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 1 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. April 21, 6:15-9:15 PM, $37.00
Language & Communication
Mystery Shopping - Make
Money Shopping
Get paid to shop nearly every store in your
area: retail stores, restaurants, gas stations,
grocery stores, etc. Get a free dinner for two.
Earn extra income or make this your new career.
You can even mystery shop on vacation. Learn
how to play up your qualifications, fit mystery
shopping into your daily schedule, get the best
assignments, sample shopping reports, and a
detailed list of the top 100 mystery shopping
companies. Instructor Gina Henry teaches
nationwide and has been a mystery shopper for
over 15 years. A $15 materials fee is payable to
instructor (a retail value of $29.95) and includes
names, phone numbers and websites of all the
contacts you need.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 217, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 5, 6:30-9:30 PM, $39.00
Get Paid to Teach English
Teaching English has become a high paying
career, as well as an easy way to pay for
your vacations. Teach English in the USA or
overseas and help people get better paying jobs
and new careers. English is the world’s business
and travel language. American English is the
highest in demand. If you speak English, you
can teach conversational English! You don’t
have to be certified or speak the local language.
Teach English on vacation and pay for your trip,
teach two months each summer and earn extra
income, or teach full-time professionally and
earn up to $90K a year. Learn how to find the
best paying jobs, desired qualifications, the best
certification programs (TEFL, TESL, CELTA,
RSA, etc), and specific organizations hiring now.
Plus get helpful tips for K-12 teachers, university
professors and school administrators seeking
employment abroad. Instructor Gina Henry.
$15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at
the beginning of class.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 217, 1 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, $39.00
The textbook used in all Spanish classes
is “Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish”
(ISBN 9780385410953) and is available at
Barnes & Noble locations.
Spanish, Beginning 1
The very first step in learning Spanish is to
learn the basics including the alphabet, articles,
pronouns, nouns, simple prepositions, “to be”
(present tense) and verb conjugations in past
tense. You will also be able to convert English
words into their Spanish equivalents. Begin
to build your vocabulary with some common
Spanish words. Chapters 1-9 will be covered
in “Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish.” Sign
up for this class and bring a friend for half
the price. Online registration is not available
for special 50% off pricing. Please call (210)
407-0140, option 3, for registration information.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 208, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-9:00 PM, $115.00
Rosalinda Stead
Johnson High School,
Rm. G107, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-9:00 PM, $115.00
Aurora Ramos-Zuñiga
Spanish, Beginning 2
You will practice the conjugation of regular
verbs, learn verbs that end in “er” and “ir,” learn
how to form adverbs, the plural of nouns and
how to convert nouns into verbs. In addition,
you will learn adjectives, how to form the past
tense plural of “ar,” “er,” and “ir” verbs and
when to use “estar”. Chapters 10-16 will be
covered in “Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish.”
Rosalinda Stead.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8241, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-9:00 PM, $115.00
Spanish, Beginning 3
This class will take you through the paces
of stem changing and irregular verbs in the
present and past tenses. You will learn more
about the plural forms of “ar”,”er” and “ir” verbs
in the present and past tenses. Other topics
covered will include present and past tenses
of the verb “to be” and the progressive tense.
You will continue to use “Madrigal’s Magic
Key to Spanish” by Margarita Madrigal and
will cover chapters 17-22. “Practice Makes
Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Second Edition”
by Dorothy Richmond will also be used. Aurora
Ramos-Zuniga is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 208, 10 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 7:00-9:00 PM, $115.00
Spanish, Intermediate 2
This class will take the Spanish language
learner deeper into conjugation of the imperfect
tense, direct object pronouns and indirect
object pronouns. There will be a continuation
of learning about present progressive, preterit
and future tenses. We’ll continue to use
“Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish” by Margarita
Madrigal, chapters 29-34, along with “Practice
Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Second
Edition” by Dorothy Richmond, chapters 13-16.
Continue learning with us! Aurora RamosZuñiga is the instructor.
Reagan High School,
Rm. OK 149, 10 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $115.00
Spanish, Intermediate 3
Continue to review indirect object pronoun,
present and past perfect tense, past participles
of nonconformist verbs, stem changing verbs,
reflexive verbs in different tenses, imperfect
tense, imperative, subjunctive, the future and
conditional perfect tense and the present
and imperfect subjunctive. This course is
designed for the student who is ready to dig
deeper into the Spanish language. Instructor is
Silvia Garcia-Rosell. Chapters 35-40 will be
covered in “Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish”
and chapters 17-21 in “Practice Makes Perfect
Spanish Verb Tenses.”
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 208, 10 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 7:00-9:00 PM, $115.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Language & Communication
Spanish, Advanced 1
This class will begin with a review of future
perfect tense, the conditional perfect, present
and past perfect subjunctive tenses. Then take
your knowledge of the Spanish language to the
next level by learning the pluperfect subjunctive
and passive voice, along with irregular past
participles. The use of formal and informal
conjugation of tu, usted, ustedes and vosotros
will also be covered. This class will continue
to use the two books, “Madrigal’s Magic Key
to Spanish” by Margarita Madrigal (chapters
41-45) and “Practice Makes Perfect Spanish
Verb Tenses,” Second Edition (chapters 22-26)
by Dorothy Richmond. The instructor is Silvia
Garcia-Rosell.
Madison High School,
Rm. L107, 10 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, $115.00
Spanish, Advanced 2
This class is an advanced conversational
Spanish class with ample opportunity to
practice in-depth conversations. Using the
book “Repaso: A Complete Review Workbook
for Grammar, Communication, and Culture”
published by McGraw-Hill, we will review all
verb tenses from present to subjunctive. Silvia
Garcia-Rosell is the instructor.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 204, 10 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 7:00-9:00 PM, $115.00
New! Creative Writing
Workshop in Spanish
Reconnect with your creative side by exploring
and experimenting in this workshop meant to
inspire and exercise your writing skills. If you
are an avid reader and have always wondered
how you can put your thoughts, ideas and
feelings on paper, then come and join us! This
workshop is designed for Spanish speakers
who have a desire to write and explore their
inner world through the development of creative
pieces of literature. Come and enjoy yourself
on this exciting journey! Lorena Rangel is
the instructor.
Reagan High School,
Rm. OK 153, 8 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $65.00
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North East ISD Community Education
Brown Bag Spanish
Classes
These one-hour conversational classes are designed for people on the go and are taught by
Silvia Garcia-Rosell, a native of Peru. The textbook “Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish”
(ISBN 9780385410953) is available at Barnes & Noble located at 18030 Hwy. 281 North.
Brown Bag Spanish,
Beginning
Brown Bag Spanish,
Intermediate II
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 10 Week(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 10, 8:30-9:30 AM, $115.00
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 10 Week(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 10, 11:30-12:30 PM, $115.00
Brown Bag Spanish,
Beginning Level II
Brown Bag Spanish,
Advanced & Conversational
Get started with Spanish by learning correct
pronunciation, vocabulary and simple verb
tenses.
Students will continue their study of the
Spanish language with instructor Silvia
Garcia-Rosell.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 10 Week(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 10, 9:30-10:30 AM, $115.00
Continue to improve conversational skills,
increase vocabulary and learn more grammar.
Classes will be conducted mostly in Spanish.
Advanced students will practice and perfect
conversational skills and further enlarge
vocabulary and smooth out grammar glitches.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 10 Week(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 10, 12:30-1:30 PM, $115.00
Brown Bag Spanish,
Intermediate I
Continue to expand your knowledge of
Spanish as you increase your vocabulary and
learn more verb tenses and irregular verbs.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 209, 10 Week(s), Tues. & Thurs.,
Beg. Feb. 10, 10:30-11:30 AM, $115.00
Italian, Beginning
This class will concentrate on developing a
usable vocabulary with correct pronunciation.
Conversation will be emphasized to help you
learn to speak the language comfortably. Laura
Spaller is a native of Italy. The textbook is
“Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way”.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8248, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-9:00 PM, $115.00
Italian, Continuing
Continue to increase vocabulary and
conversational skills while polishing your
grammar. We will emphasize speaking skills
both for business and travel. Laura Spaller.
Reagan High School,
Rm. TX 146, 8 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-9:00 PM, $115.00
Language & Communication
Japanese, Beginning Level 1
In this course, you will learn pronunciation
(which is not difficult), how to introduce yourself,
writing your name in Japanese, the initial
writing script of Hiragana, and basic sentence
and question structures that lead to holding
beginning level conversations, such as where
are xyz, how is xyz, do you like xyz, etc. You will
need the textbook starting with the second class.
Roger Pratt graduated from Jochi University
in Japan and lived in Japan for 19 years and
has previously taught Japanese at UTSA. The
textbook: “Genki”, ISBN 9784789009638) is
available from Amazon or BN.com.
Russian, Beginning
If you plan to travel to Russia or do business
with Russian-speaking people, here’s your
chance to get started with the language of
the tsars. Viktoria Mokeyeva, a native of
Saint Petersburg, will have you speaking and
understanding from the first class. In addition
to honing conversational skills, you will be
introduced to various cultural aspects of this
fascinating country.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 207, 8 Session(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, $95.00
Reagan High School,
Rm. OK 152, 8 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:00-7:30 PM, $75.00
New! Japanese Beginning
Level 3
This course is a continuation of Japanese
Beginning Level 2. You will be introduced to
Katakana and add a small number of kanji.
Additionally, you will continue to enhance
already learned basic sentence and question
structures and learn new ones that lead to
holding initial level conversations. Instructor
Roger Pratt. The textbook, “An Integrated
Course in Elementary Japanese, Genki,
Second Edition” (ISBN 978-4-7890-1440-3),
with MP3 CD ROM is available from Amazon
and local bookstores.
Reagan High School,
Rm. OK 152, 8 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 7:30-9:00 PM, $75.00
Japanese Society and Culture
This class, offered in English by Roger Pratt,
is oriented to those who want to know more
about the country of Japan itself and various
aspects of the Japanese people, their customs,
etiquette, mores, culture, language, sports,
education, music, entertainment industry,
politics, religion, shrines, daily life, etc. It is
designed to acquaint you with these and other
topics through question & answer session.
Topics for the last three classes will be based
solely on your input! Roger Pratt.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8246, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-8:00 PM, $75.00
Public Speaking Made Easy!
Speaking in public is a process that can
be studied, formatted and applied to most
speaking situations. Applying these successful
techniques will harness your nervous energy
and transform it into vitality and enthusiasm. The
process will be broken down for you, step-bystep. Body language, facial expressions, vocal
ranges and what to do with your hands will all be
covered. Not all public speaking is formal, such
as standing in front of a large audience making
a speech. There are business meetings, sales
presentations, social gatherings and public
events where a polished vocal presentation
would be of value. Darrell Taylor is a well
known public speaking and voice coach who
has many years of hands-on experience that
translates into a fun, easy, and practical way
to learn.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8147, 1 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM, $32.00
Tools for Living Peacefully in
an Angry World
Russian, Continuing
Continue to improve your speaking skills as you
increase vocabulary and improve grammar. You
will also be introduced to reading and writing
in Russian. Viktoria Mokeyeva. Prerequisite:
Beginning Russian or equivalent knowledge.
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8245, 8 Session(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:30-8:30 PM, $95.00
New! English Idioms and
Colloquialisms 1
This class is for advanced ESL learners. If you
feel that your understanding of English is fairly
strong, but you still find yourself confused by
certain American expressions, this may be
the class for you. We will be covering 40 of
the most frequently used American-English
idioms, as well as some common slang words
and expressions. Students will be expected
to actively participate in paired, group and
individual oral and written practice. Flor NunoWinterle is the instructor.
This course is designed to provide you
with six proven tools that create a solid
foundation for understanding and managing
negative anger emotions. This in-depth study
includes a thorough examination of brain
chemistry, physical and emotional addictions,
subconscious imagery and case studies. Frank
Bonhannan, a certified anger management
specialist, will facilitate. One paid fee allows
you to bring one guest. A $6 workbook fee
is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Continuing Educational Unit credits for
educators, counselors and other licensed health
professionals will be available at an additional
$5 per hour.
Reagan High School,
Rm. TX 145, 2 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 18, 6:15-9:15 PM, $50.00
Ferrari Learning Center,
Rm. 105, 8 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. February 13, 2:30-3:30 PM, $95.00
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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Youth & Teen
When registering for youth and teen classes, please sign in and register with the student’s information. Parents will be required
to drop off and pick up students promptly
at the classroom door for each class. No
discount on youth and teen classes.
Acoustic and Electric Guitar,
Beginning Level 1 with Vocals
Does your child love music and want to learn
how to play the guitar and/or sing? Is he/she
ready to play for the NBA World Champion
San Antonio Spurs? Students will learn how to
play a popular song using easy fundamental
music theory that makes playing the guitar and/
or singing a lifetime of fun. This class will get
them off to a great start by teaching the right
techniques, basic chords, and timing. Students
will have the opportunity to do a performance
for the NBA World Champion San Antonio
Spurs on April 5, 2015. Bring your guitar (not
necessary if you just want to sing) and join
Giovanni Reyes of StringTheory6.
Learning Rx,
6 Week(s), Sat., (Ages 6-12),
Beg. February 7, 4:00-5:00 PM, $99.00
Learning Rx,
6 Week(s), Sat., (Ages 13-17),
Beg. February 7, 5:00-6:00 PM, $99.00
Learning Rx,
6 Week(s), Sat., (Ages 6-12),
Beg. March 21, 4:00-5:00 PM, $99.00
Learning Rx,
6 Week(s), Sat., (Ages 13-17),
Beg. March 21, 5:00-6:00 PM, $99.00
Pre-Ballet/Tap Dance
(Ages 3-4)
Children will learn and enjoy ballet and tap
dance instruction that is focused on proper ballet
placement, techniques and positions. Basic
tap instruction will focus on rhythm, counting
music as well as improving movement and
coordination. When registering for the class,
parents should sign in and register with the
student’s information. Dance attire for children
should include a black or pink leotard (skirt is
optional) and pink tights. Pink ballet shoes and
tap shoes are required for class. For additional
dance attire or class information, please contact
Cynthia Plumas at (210)363-3363.
Cynergy Dance Studio,
6 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 3, 9:45-10:30 AM, $55.00
Cynergy Dance Studio,
6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 5, 9:45-10:30 AM, $55.00
Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Children will learn and enjoy dance basics in
ballet, tap and jazz. This dance instruction
is a step above the pre-ballet and tap
introduction class. Children will learn fun dance
combinations using basic dance techniques
and skills needed to continue improving dance
rhythm, movement and coordination. Dance
attire for children should include a black or
pink leotard (skirt is optional) and pink tights.
Pink ballet shoes and tap shoes are required
for class. For additional dance attire or class
information, please contact Cynthia Plumas
with Cynergy Dance Studio at (210) 363-3363.
Cynergy Dance Studio, (Ages 4-5)
6 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 3, 10:30-11:15 AM, $55.00
Cynergy Dance Studio, (Ages 5-6)
6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 4, 4:45-5:30 PM, $55.00
Cynergy Dance Studio, (Ages 4-5)
6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 5, 10:30-11:15 AM, $55.00
New! On My Own Art Class
(Ages 3½ -5)
In this fun Artworks class, students will read
books, learn about famous artists, practice
art techniques and explore different media.
Independence and creativity abound in this
class designed for young artists. Children will
explore and create with varied media in an
environment that encourages self-expression
and artistic development. Classes are based
on a theme or art concept and always include
literature. As young artists grow, they will
continue to explore basic concepts while
incorporating more advanced methods and
materials that will challenge their intellectual,
perceptual and physical skills as well as
teaching them new ones. Children may bring a
sack lunch and join the lunch bunch at 12:00 PM.
Artworks Art Studio,
4 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 2, 12:30-2:00 PM, $60.00
Artworks Art Studio,
4 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. March 2, 12:30-2:00 PM, $60.00
Artworks Art Studio,
4 Session(s), Mon.,
Beg. April 6, 12:30-2:00 PM, $60.00
New! Mixed Media Art
(Ages 6-10)
In this class children will be painting, drawing
and learning different techniques. They will also
do assemblage art and collage. Each child will
create their own unique interpretation of the
lesson. All lessons are based on literature, art
history or a famous artist. Taught at the Artworks
Art Studio on Nacogdoches Rd.
Artworks Art Studio,
4 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 4, 4:00-5:30 PM, $60.00
Artworks Art Studio,
4 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. March 4, 4:00-5:30 PM, $60.00
Artworks Art Studio,
4 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. April 1, 4:00-5:30 PM, $60.00
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North East ISD Community Education
Youth & Teen
Beginning & Intermediate
Wheel Throwing (Ages 14-17)
Learn the basic fundamentals and master the
art of wheel throwing. Students will learn the
importance of wedging, centering, opening and
forming the lump into a beautiful, functional
vessel. They will also investigate glazing
methods. The instructor is Alfredo Ibarra.
Inspire Fine Art Center,
10 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. January 15, 6:00-7:30 PM, $200.00
Babysitting: Your New Career!
(Ages 10-17)
If you want to be the most sought after sitter in
your neighborhood, let Carolyn James guide
you through the basics in general first aid,
emergency procedures, tips on entertaining
all ages and much more. You will receive a
certificate to show that you are trained and
ready to get your new career going.
Harris Middle School,
Rm. D-202, 2 Session(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 18, 6:30-8:30 PM, $47.00
New! Cracking the CODE:
Computer Programming for
Beginners (Grades 4-8)
Start a journey into the evolving world of
computer programming, step-by-step. With
the award-winning Tynker® programming
environment and its building-block system.
This course serves as an easy to understand
foundation that directly translates into the realworld JavaScript programming language! With
a focus on meaningful comprehension of code
and on thoughtful curiosity, students will be
empowered to rethink and rebuild projects for
years to come. Instruction provided by Thomas
Ibarra of KidTech LLC.
Reagan High School,
Lab, 6 Week(s), Wed.,
Beg. February 11, 6:30-8:00 PM, $150.00
Kids Can Sew (Ages 8-13)
This is a beginner class for students who wish
to learn to use a sewing machine and sew
beginner’s projects. Machines are provided for
each student in the class by Creative Sewing
Center. Machines may be purchased during
the class. Projects to be completed in the class
consist of a pin cushion, small travel pillow (the
pillow will be provided in the kit), and a lined tote
bag. A kit fee of $35 will be collected at Creative
Sewing Center before the first class from each
student, for projects listed above. Students will
be expected to provide their own scissors, pins,
seam ripper and markers. Students MUST be
at least 8 years old to register, no exceptions
please. Supply sheets can be downloaded at
www.creativesewingonline.com.
Creative Sewing Center,
4 Session(s), Mon.-Thurs.,
Beg. March 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, $60.00
Fencing, Beginning
(Ages 7-12)
Learn the Olympic sport of fencing in a fun
and relaxed atmosphere at the San Antonio
Phoenix Fencers’ Club. You will learn basic
footwork, bladework, offensive and defensive
tactics and lots of opportunity for bouting.
Coach Curtis Hardy is certified through the
US Fencing Coaches Association. A fee of
$75 payable to SAPFC for equipment rental.
Please wear Athletic pants, t-shirt, sneakers
and bring a water bottle.
San Antonio Phoenix Fencer’s Club,
6 Week(s), Mon.,
Beg. February 9, 6:00-7:00 PM, $70.00
Saber Fencing (Ages 7-12)
Learn the basics of modern Saber fencing in this
Olympic Sport. In a group setting with bouting
(sparring) time, practice several types of attacks
and appropriate defenses. No experience or
equipment needed. A fee of $75 payable to
SAPFC for equipment rental. Please wear
Athletic pants, t-shirt, sneakers and bring a
water bottle. Sessions will use Saber weapons.
San Antonio Phoenix Fencer’s Club,
6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, $70.00
Pee Wee Fencing (Ages 5-7)
Children will learn the Olympic sport of fencing in
a fun and relaxed atmosphere at San Antonio
Phoenix Fencing Center. They will learn handeye coordination, basic footwork, blade work,
basic offensive and defensive tactics with a
focus on Epee. A $75 fee for equipment rental
is due on the first day of class. Students should
wear athletic pants, t-shirt, sneakers and bring
a water bottle.
San Antonio Phoenix Fencer’s Club,
6 Week(s), Tues.,
Beg. February 10, 4:30-5:30 PM, $70.00
New! St. Patrick’s Day:
Calling all Lucky
Leprechanuns (Ages 6-12)
St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, so before
it gets here we will start celebrating the Luck
o’ the Irish by cooking up traditional Irish cuisine. Wear green to this cool workshop where
we will make food any leprechaun would love
-- of course we’ll be eating GREEN!
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. March 13, 6:00-8:00 PM, $35.00
New! Cinco De Mayo
(Ages 6-12)
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Young
Chefs Academy this year! In this festive
class, you will learn about the history of Cinco
de Mayo and prepare some of our favorite
tasty Mexican dishes. What a better way to
celebrate this holiday?! This class will have
you saying “fantástico!!” after trying the recipes!
Young Chef’s Academy,
1 Session(s), Fri.,
Beg. May 1, 6:00-8:00 PM, $35.00
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Youth & Teen
T.Y.O.P promises to be one of the best
experiences that your child will have for
years to come. We expose your children to
teamwork, determination, unity, drive, and a
healthy awareness of self and others through
the enjoyable sport of twirling. Respected
and reputable throughout the nation for its
challenging mix of aerobic gymnastics and
dance; Texas Youth on Parade is now making
twirling teams, lessons, and practices available
in your area. Through fun, competition, travel,
tournaments, healthy practices, and team spirit
your child will build long lasting friendships and
develop in character as they learn the in & outs
of this graceful sport. A one-time fee of $20 for
a baton is payable at the first class.
Community Learning Center, (Ages 6-12)
Rm. 100, 6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 5:00-5:45 PM, $55.00
Community Learning Center, (Ages 12+)
Rm. 100, 6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. February 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, $55.00
Community Learning Center, (Ages 6-12)
Rm. 100, 6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 2, 5:00-5:45 PM, $55.00
Community Learning Center, (Ages 12+)
Rm. 100, 6 Week(s), Thurs.,
Beg. April 2, 6:00-7:00 PM, $55.00
SAT Seminar
This five-hour seminar will allow students to
become more familiar with the SAT, and give
them a chance to improve their scores. Students
could benefit from even a small score increase
in scholarships and invitations to enroll in special
honors courses and programs. Experience
shows that students who take this seminar
achieve an average score increase of 5 to 20
points on the PSAT, and 50 to 200 points on the
SAT. Of course, the individual score increase
depends on the amount of time and effort that
students spend working with the materials
they will receive at this seminar. The ZAPS
Learning Company has been the leading
provider of ACT/SAT/PSAT test-preparation
seminars since 1984.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 116-1, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. February 7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, $99.00
Reagan High School,
Rm. IND 104, 2 Session(s), Wed. & Thurs.,
Beg. February 25, 6:30-9:00 PM, $99.00
Churchill High School,
Rm. 8142, 2 Session(s), Wed. & Thurs.,
Beg. April 15, 6:30-9:00 PM, $99.00
Johnson High School,
Rm. MPR, 2 Session(s), Mon. & Tues.,
Beg. April 13, 6:30-9:00 PM, $99.00
ACT Seminar
This five-hour seminar will allow students to
become more familiar with the ACT and give
them a chance to improve their scores. A
student could benefit from even a small score
increase, in a scholarship or special honors
courses and programs. awarding scholarships
and when inviting students to enroll in special
honors courses and programs. Experience
shows that students who take this seminar
achieve an average score increase of one to five
points. Of course, the individual score increase
depends on the amount of time and effort that
students spend working with the materials
they will receive at this seminar. The ZAPS
Learning Company has been the leading
provider of ACT/SAT/PSAT test-preparation
seminars since 1984.
Community Learning Center,
Rm. 116-1, 1 Session(s), Sat.,
Beg. April 11, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, $99.00
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New! Twirling with Texas
Youth on Parade!
Academy of Learning in Retirement (ALIR)
Academy of Learning in Retirement (ALIR) is dedicated to the belief in lifelong learning. Operating under the aegis
of NEISD, it is open to all persons age 50 or older. Courses in the arts, computer, history, languages, literature
and the sciences are offered in a warm and supportive learning environment. ALIR utilizes its members’ wealth of
experience and abilities as the principal means of achieving educational stimulation. Emphasis is on volunteerism
with members volunteering as instructors, planners and committee members according to their talents and skills.
ALIR is a place where members get together to learn, socialize and exchange views. Classes begin February 2 and
end on April 30, 2015. Classes will be held at 8750 Tesoro Dr., San Antonio, TX 78217. For more information contact
Community Education at 407-0140. Unless otherwise noted, all classes have a maximum enrollment of 37.
A fee of $75 payable to NEISD and a $10 membership fee payable to ALIR will allow those eligible to take as many
courses as they want during a semester. No Discounts.
Art and Art Appreciation
Beginning Zen Painting
(Mary Bowman)
Monday 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Discover the fun of Oriental style Zen brush
painting and develop your artistic talents in a
mindful new way. Brushes will be available for
purchase for $12. Note cards and other papers will be available for $5 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. No previous
experience is necessary for this class. Maximum Enrollment: 20
The Art of Quilting
(Pat Porter)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
For the first 30 minutes of class we will see
new ways to quilt, then we will break up into
two groups: new quilters and experienced
quilters. We will discuss fabrics, threads, machines and new devices used to quilt. Students will purchase their own fabric, batting
and backs for the quilt they make in class.
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Computers
Basic Computer
(Bea Imken)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Get to know your computer; learn how to run
and manage a computer. Students will gain a
basic understanding of technology, terminology and acronyms associated with computers. There will be an introduction to opening
applications and programs. Maximum Enrollment: 20
Science, Math &
Economics
Personal Finance Questions You Wish
You Had Asked
(Bill Howland)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This class will discuss financial risk management, budgeting, consumer credit use including vehicle lease vs. purchase, decision-making, personal insurance product choices, and
investment and retirement options along with
discussion of those offers not in your best interest. All topics are open for discussion as we
learn from each other as guided by the instructor’s decades of financial services marketing
and product management history.
Knowing the Human Brain Part I
(2nd 6-week session)
(Arthur Stopper)
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This Great Courses ® DVD series of lectures
are intended to increase understanding of the
structures and functions of the human brain.
You will go inside an amazingly complex organ to learn how it works.
New! My Favorite Universe
(Marsha Surad)
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The first class of this offering will be the final
segment of Cosmos by Carl Sagan. In subsequent classes we will view and discuss the
Great Courses ® DVD series of lectures My
Favorite Universe. The astrophysicist who
directs the nation’s most famous planetarium
will take you on a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and all its
history, from before the Big Bang to the most
likely ways in which Earth, and perhaps the
entire universe, might end.
Health & Wellness
Healthier Living
(Mark Stokes)
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will discuss and practice a variety of ways including meditation – to help improve mental,
emotional, physical, and spiritual health. We
will learn how to let go of fears, worries, and
regrets by freeing ourselves from the enslavement of our minds. Topics will include stress
management and how to live peacefully and
in harmony with the way things are. Mark is a
practitioner of Eckhart Tolle’s book Practicing
the Power of Now.
Two Left Feet
(Barbara Gadsby)
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Are you hesitant (terrified) to get on the dance
floor? Then this class is for you – the novice.
Learn enough to navigate the floor sans humiliation. No partner needed. Maximum Enrollment: 12
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All About Alzheimer’s
(1st 6-week session)
(Richard Graham)
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This course will use DVDs from PBS and
HBO. There will be discussion and comments
in every class. All aspects of Alzheimer’s disease will be covered: diagnosis, research,
causes, caregiver and family issues. Dick is
a long time ALIRian and retired USAF officer.
His wife has had Alzheimer’s for 12 years.
New! The Enigma of the Human
Condition: Uniqueness and Connections
(John Spencer)
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
How well do we really understand ourselves,
our thoughts and behaviors? This course will
focus on the roles of evolution and/or God in
shaping critical elements of belief, spirituality, emotions, memory and social interactions
with a little help from collective minds and
consciousness. The required book, “One Blue
Ribbon”, is available for purchase for $5 from
the instructor on the first day of class.
Conversations with a Psychologist
(Susan Pelzer)
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will have conversations relevant to emotional health and well-being.
Flexibility and Stretching
(Ruth Lew)
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Maintain good physical health through the use
of stretching and flexibility movements. As we
age, flexibility and stretching become more
important. Students should bring a mat or
large towel. Students may bring light weights
or canned goods, bags of beans or rice to act
as weights.
Nutrition
(Fran Sullentrop)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
We will review nutrients, eating guidelines and
identification of reliable sources of nutrition information.
History, Philosophy,
Political Science
The Holocaust
(1st 6-week session)
(Suzanne Karfiol)
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This is a chronological description of the Holocaust and its causes.
History and Appreciation of Wine
(Vic Woodfield)
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will cover the history of wine and how to
appreciate the making and drinking of wine.
The American Revolution Part II
(Doug Holden)
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The second part of the American Revolution
covers the revolution from 1776 to its completion in 1781.
Adolph Hitler
(Doug Holden)
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
A despot of the 20th century, Hitler is brought
to life (and death).
New! Chaos to Charlemagne,
400-800 A.D.
(Eugene Venable)
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This course covers the fall of the Roman
Empire (400’s), the Dark Centuries (500’s –
600’s) and the overall recovery starting in the
700’s and 800’s. We will focus on Western Europe with specific attention to the emergence
of the Byzantines in the East, the Vikings in
the North and the Steppe Peoples from Asia.
Modern China, Part 1
(Arthur Stopper)
Monday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This Great Courses® series of video lectures
traces China’s tumultuous 200-year journey
from a collapsing 19th century empire to an
aspiring 21st century superpower. This is the
first of a two-semester course.
The African Experience Part 2
(Arthur Stopper)
Monday 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This is a Great Courses® DVD series of lectures and will provide a detailed introduction
to Africa and its history, focusing primarily on
Africa south of the Sahara Desert.
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The Era of the Crusades II
(1st 6-week session)
(Arthur Stopper)
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This Great Courses® DVD series of lectures
will provide the complex causes and results
of the crusades including the many political,
cultural and economic changes in western Europe plus the effects on the Byzantine Empire
and the Muslim world.
Languages
Conversational Spanish
(Maria Colbert)
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Some knowledge of the Spanish language
is required. The class will deal with the conversations between the teacher and students
about Mexican culture, history and literature.
A small amount of grammar will be offered.
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Intermediate German
(Fred Prassel)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
We will be using “German Made Simple” by
Arnold Leitner, ISBN: 0-7679-1860-6. Topics
include pronunciation and phonetics, vocabulary building and grammar. Maximum Enrollment: 16
New! Literature of Spain and Latin
America
(Mary Martinez)
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
The class will read stories, poems, plays,
essays and excerpts of novels by prominent
writers of Spain and Latin America presented
entirely in Spanish. We will use “Abriendo
Puertas: Antologia de literatura en español
Tomo I” (ISBN-10: 0618222065). Maximum
Enrollment: 20
Advanced Hispanic Literature and
Civilization
(Jack Himelblau)
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This class gives the students the tools necessary to appreciate the analytical aspects of
enjoying literature and assists them in their
correct application of a foreign language.
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Conversational Italian
(Luciana Cristadoro)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This is an advanced course that will be conducted in Italian. New students may join in if
they have some speaking knowledge. A text
is available from the instructor on the first day
of class. Maximum Enrollment: 20
Literature and Creative
Writing
Writers’ Workshop I
(Jean Jackson)
Monday 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Explore effective writing practices such as
characterization, use of verbs, scene making and use of descriptive language. Sample
different genres to see which suits you. This
class is a continuation of the fall class; however, no previous experience is necessary.
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Literary Greats
(Marcia Epner)
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
We will read 10-12 selections by Joyce Carol
Oates, discuss characters, plot, theme and if
available, view accompanying films. Then we
will compare and contrast the two forms of
media.
Online registration is not available
for these classes.
A registration form is
available at
https://.communityed.neisd.net
or you may call (210) 407-0140
option 3 to have a registration form
mailed or faxed.
Music & Drama
Appreciating Opera!
(1st 6-week session)
(Herb Brown)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Our course will survey opera composers from
Mozart to Gershwin. We will touch on some of
their lives and music and sample six major operas representing the composers and the eras
in which they worked.
Oh, My! Operetta! (2nd 6-week session)
(Mary Jane Howe, Lou Sheridan, Maria
Cedillo)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Explore the musical genre of operetta, the
bridge between opera and musical theatre.
We will see several productions on DVD and
discuss the composers, music, dialog and
staging.
Let’s Play Ukulele
(June Patterson)
Monday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This class provides instruction for beginners
as well as opportunities for learning new skills
and jamming for experienced ukulele players.
Focus is on the typical Hawaiian practice of
helping each other and having FUN. Students
will need a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele,
an electronic tuner and a three-ring notebook
for organizing songs, etc. The text “21 Songs
in 6 Days” by Bogart will be available for purchase for $7 from the instructor. Maximum
Enrollment: 20
Film Appreciation – Revisiting Great Films
(Marsha Surad)
Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
We will be looking back at some classic movies as determined by Roger Ebert and me.
Ranging from “Citizen Kane” to “The Wizard
of Oz” to “Star Wars™ – The Empire Strikes
Back” and others, we will discuss why these
are considered to be classics.
Sing Along (2nd 6-week session)
(Judy Howse)
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
We will provide song sheets with words of all
the oldies but goodies. If you think you can’t
sing, just come and listen. Shower singers are
welcome.
Recreation & Leisure
Juggling
(1st 6-week session)
(Luz Amelia McClellan)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Juggling was an entertainment for pharaohs.
It improves your eye-hand coordination, it improves your well-being through being happy
and having fun. It also improves your brain:
a study in Germany found mastering the skill
increases the amount of gray matter in the
brain! So let’s juggle and become smart. A $5
fee is payable on the first day. Maximum Enrollment: 12
Stitch By Stitch
(Marsha Surad)
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
If you need help beginning a knitting or needlepoint project, bring your supplies and Marsha will help you get started. Basics will be
taught for both needle arts. Students will need
to bring all supplies necessary for their project to the first class. Needle pointers should
have stretcher bars, tacks and hammer for the
first class. All registrants must contact Marsha
prior to the start of the class to discuss their
projects and necessary supplies. Marsha can
be reached at 210-273-9516 or [email protected]
satx.rr.com. Maximum Enrollment: 12
New! A Traveler’s Workshop: Planning,
Packing and Photographing
(2nd 6-week session)
(Don Hall)
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This class includes how-to-do-it for beginners
and highlights for the experienced. Your experiences are welcome. Please bring to the first
class a list of places and dates of your travels both foreign and domestic plus any times
and places of living abroad. On your list, note
physical limitations – this will be confidential!!
We will work on all the new and ever-growing
list of materials, aids and computers in travel.
Maximum Enrollment: 20
You may also visit our office at
8750 Tesoro Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78217
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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NEISD’s award-winning after school enrichment
program is offered at every NEISD elementary &
middle school campus.
The KIN program is in operation from the time
school dismisses until 6:30 p.m. every school day.
For more information, please visit
http://www.neisd.net/ComEd/kin/
or call (210) 407-0140 option 1
PARENT’S NITE OUT
FRIDAYS 7:00-10:30 PM
HARDY OAK & BULVERDE CREEK
POLICE OFFICER ON DUTY
JUST $12
LIVE DJ, SPORTS, GAMES
Www.fnlsa.com
210.319.4110
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WHO’S WHO IN NEISD
Board of Trustees
Letti Bresnahan
President
Shannon Grona
Vice President
Sandy Hughey
Secretary
Jim Wheat
Brigitte Perkins
Edd White
Sandi Wolff
Executive Staff
Dr. Brian Gottardy
Superintendent
Dr. Donna Newman
Assoc. Supt. Division of Campus
Administration and Human Resources
Janna Hawkins
Assoc. Supt. for Instruction and Technology
Services
Ronald Clary
Assoc. Supt for the Division of Operations
Dan Villarreal, CPA
Assoc. Supt for Business Services/CFO
Aubrey Chancellor
Office of Communications
Adult and Community Education Staff
Becky Gossen
Executive Director
Marcel Russell
KIN Special Projects Coordinator
Carrie Smith
Community Education Coordinator
Iris Trevino
Community Education Support Specialist
Patti Boren
Operations Coordinator
Mary Kay Alvarez
Community Education Training Specialist
Pat Burns
KIN Coordinator
Rosanna Ladson
KIN Specialist
Joanne Doll
KIN Program Improvement Coordinator
Landy Rodriguez
Community Education Specialist
Brittany King
KIN Coordinator
Ruthie Rensmeyer
KIN Specialist
Beverly Mitchell
Curriculum Coordinator
Liz Hernandez
KIN Specialist
Abby Nash
KIN Training Coordinator
Liz Johnson
KIN HR/Payroll Specialist
Linda Sanchez
KIN Coordinator
Dolores Lozano
KIN Specialist
Jay Tillman
KIN Coordinator
Esteban Ramon
KIN Training Director
Karen Condit
Community Education Programmer
Ann Mzyk
Administrative Assistant to Executive
Director
Jorge Ramirez
Comm. Ed./Driver Ed. Coordinator
Lisa Olivarez
Senior Accountant
Larry Zimmermann
Adult Education Coordinator
Barbara Bandy
Receptionist
Patricia Pena
Adult Education Specialist
Aurora Ramos-Zuniga
Adult Education Support Specialist
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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My Life. My Future. MyGED
™
MyGED™
is your
start-to-finish
tool for the
GED®
GED.com
North East ISD Community Education
Driver Education Program
North East Independent School District Driver Education has
been teaching teens for over 35 years. Successful completion of
the NEISD Driver Education program can result in a 15% discount on auto insurance. The full program includes 32 hours of
classroom instruction, a minimum of 14 hours in-car training and
requires 30 hours of driving documented by a parent/adult.
Spring 2015 Class Schedule
January 5—January 29
Reagan HS 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Johnson HS 4:30-6:30 p.m.
March 16—April 9
Roosevelt HS 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Madison HS 4:30-6:30 p.m.
February 9—March 5
Reagan HS 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Johnson HS 4:30-6:30 p.m.
April 20—May 14
Lee HS
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Reagan HS 4:30-6:30 p.m.
For additional information and online registration, please visit www.neisd.net/drive or call (210) 407-0170
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NEISD Adult Education
Free ESL and GED Preparation classes are offered at various locations during the year.
Call 210-356-7550 for more information.
You can also obtain more information at www.neisd.net/ComEd/adulteducation/
Llame al 210-356-7550 para más información.
English as a Second
Language (ESL)
DISTANCE LEARNING
The GED/ESL distance learning program is a combination of 12 hours classroom and at-home computer study.
Enroll in an ESL class to improve your
skills in English. Learn to speak, read
and write the English language. Each
session lasts 15 weeks and classes meet
twice a week.

Clases Gratis de Inglés (ESL)

Aprenda a hablar, leer y escribir inglés
como segundo idioma en un ambiente
agradable.
GED Preparation Classes
(ABE and ASE)
Enroll in an Adult Secondary Education
class and obtain the knowledge and
skills necessary for employment and
self-sufficiency. You can complete a
secondary education by obtaining a
GED and receive information and assistance to continue your college education.
For registration
Dates & information please call
356-7550. This is not an open
enrollment program.

Students interested in participating in Distance Learning only may call (210) 356-7550 to have their name
added to the registration & orientation waiting list.
Enrollment is subject to availability.
Once registration & orientation have been completed,
you may submit an online application at http://
teacher.neisd.net/Comm_Ed_Application/
distance_learning/form.cfm
For more information email Adult Education at
[email protected]
TANF/CHOICES PROGRAM
Do you participate in any of the following
Programs?
 TANF
 SNAP
 Medicaid
 CHIP
 Free or reduced school lunches
If so, you can receive individualized academic
instruction to help you prepare to take the GED exam,
develop work related skills, explore additional educational opportunities and create a career plan. For more information contact Adult Education at 356-7550.
Registration is easy! Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
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Five Easy Ways to Sign
Up!
ONLINE: (Easiest Method)
(A) Log on to https://communityed.neisd.net
(B) View our course catalog and select the class
you want to register for. Registration and
confirmation of class status are immediate.
(C) Fill out the required information and pay
with DISCOVER, MASTERCARD or VISA.
MAIL-IN:
(A) CHECK—Fill out the registration form,
make check or money order payable to
NEISD.
(B) DISCOVER, MASTERCARD or VISA—
Fill out the registration form to include
charge card number, expiration date,
three-digit security code and signature
of charge card holder.
MAIL TO:
NEISD Community Education
8750 Tesoro Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78217
Confirmation of mail-in registrations will not be
sent. You will be contacted only if a class is
canceled or already filled when your registration is received.
FAX-IN: 657-8873
Registrations charged to DISCOVER, MASTERCARD or VISA may be faxed to the Community Education office.
Confirmation of faxed registrations will not be
sent. You will be contacted only if a class is
canceled or already filled when your registration is received.
PHONE-IN: 407-0140 OPTION 3
Telephone registration is available Monday
through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
DISCOVER, MASTERCARD or VISA ONLY.
Please have card number ready, expiration date, three-digit security code
and course information when you call.
IN-PERSON:
Monday-Friday
Community Education Office
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
LATE REGISTRATION:
Registrations will be accepted up to the first
class meeting if space is available. Must be
pre-registered for computer classes.
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CAMPUS ADDRESSES
Alamo Heights Junior School..................................................... 7101 North New Braunfels
Ann Pearce Jewelry and Beads..........................................................1826 Nacogdoches Rd.
Artemov Gymnastics....................................................................... 21750 Hardy Oak Blvd.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio................................................................. 2581 Jackson Keller
Churchill High School...............................................................................12049 Blanco Rd.
Community Learning Center........................................................................ 8750 Tesoro Dr.
Creative Sewing Center.......................................................................... 11777 West Avenue
Cynergy Dance Studio.........................................................2250 Thousand Oaks, Suite 100
Divine Yoga................................................................................................... 1609 Lawndale
Dragonfly Studio.......................................................................................16631 Blanco Key
Dream Fire Glass Studio.............................................................................11916 Persuasion
Eisenhower Park..........................................................................19399 N. W. Military Hwy
Fancy Feet Ballroom........................................................................555 W. Bitters Suite 125
Ferrari Learning Center.................................................................................107 W. Rampart
GED Testing Center.................. Communtiy Learning Center..................... 8750 Tesoro Dr.
GFit Studio....................................................................................23132 US Hwy 281 North
Harmony Hills Cabana Club.............................................................................. 339 Fantasia
Harris Middle School................................................................................. 5300 Knoll Creek
Inspire Fine Art Center........................................................................... 200 Queen Anne Ct.
Johnson High School............................................................................. 23203 Bulverde Rd.
Karavan Dance Studio........................................................................... 331 W. Mulberry #3
Learning Rx..................................................................................... 109 Gallery Circle #119
Longs Creek Elementary.......................................................................15806 O’Connor Rd.
Madison High School.....................................................................................5005 Stahl Rd.
North East Aquatic Center............................................................ 12002 Jones-Maltsberger
Pilates Authentica Studio.................................................................... 15709 San Pedro Ave.
Reagan High School........................................................................... 19000 Ronald Reagan
Roadhouse Arts......................................................................................2355 Bulverde Road
San Antonio Phoenix Fencer’s Club................................................................. 754 Isom Rd.
Stained Glass Crafters Workbench.............................................................7515 Eckhert Rd.
St. Mark’s Methodist Church................................................................. 1902 Vance Jackson
Sunrise Pottery........................................330 FM 474.......................................... Boerne, TX
The Academy at SilverHorn ............................................................................... 1100 Bitters
The Diet & Health Center ....................................................... 12915 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
Thousand Oaks Elementary............................................................... 16080 Henderson Pass
Young Chef’s Academy................................................................. 20330 Huebner Rd. #110
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
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FOR ADULT CLASSES: We are proud to welcome and admit students 18 years of age and older and of any race, color, national,
or ethnic origin to all classes. Students under 18 will be permitted to register only with prior consent of the Instructor and Coordinator
and may be required to have an adult sign up with them. You do not have to be a resident of NEISD to take any of our classes.
FOR YOUTH CLASSES: We ask that you adhere to the age requirements listed in the course description. We do not allow
children to accompany adults to class, nor do we provide child care.
GENERAL INFORMATION—The Community Education Program of NEISD is conducted for the benefit and enjoyment of
community patrons. Classes are offered for people of all ages regardless of where they live. Classes offered are non-credit.
Financial support for the program comes from class fees. Classes are for adults only unless specifically noted.
REFUND POLICY—We are happy to refund tuition, less a $5 processing fee, when you cancel your class two full working
days prior to the first class meeting. If request for refund is made one working day prior to the first class, one-half refund will be
made. We are unable to refund any tuition money the day of or after the first class. Request for refund must be made by calling
Community Education at 407-0140 option 3. Instructors are not authorized to approve request for refunds.
DISCOUNTS—NEISD employees or NEISD resident who are 65 or over with a Senior Star Card are entitled to a 20% discount
on most Community Education classes that cost $25 or more.To obtain a Senior Star Card call the office of the Superintendent
at 407-0556. Discounts must be taken at time of registration and apply to employees and Senior Star cardholders only, not family
members.
CANCELLATIONS—If we cancel your class, you will receive a full refund by check or credit on charge card. Registrants will be
notified by e-mail or phone if class has been canceled. Refer to “Refund Policy” above if you wish to cancel your class.
CONFIRMATION of registrations will not be sent. You will be contacted only if a class is canceled or is already full when your
registration is received.
RETURNED CHECKS—A fee will be charged for each returned check.
SUPPLY/FOOD FEES—Some classes have a supply fee which is payable to the instructor at the first class. This fee is in addition
to the class fee, which is paid to Community Education and is noted in the class description.
POLICIES—North East Community Education reserves the right to change class instructors when necessary. North East Community
Education also reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of unacceptable behavior.
INSTRUCTORS—We make every effort to ensure that instructors are knowledgeable in the subject that they are instructing, but the
views, opinions, and beliefs discussed by the instructor do not necessarily reflect the opinions of North East Community Education.
Live & Learn! Spring 2015 class catalog is good through May 2015
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