Silver Creek Central School announces Community Education courses

SILVER CREEK Registration for the Silver Creek Central School District’s Community Education Program is currently under way for the winter 2013 session. Participants do not have to be residents of the Silver Creek School district to enroll in these courses. For more information about a specific course, to pre-register by phone, or if interested in teaching a course call 951-8111. Callers should speak clearly and leave their names, phone numbers, and classes of interest.

After pre-registering, participants should then send in their money for the course, as they will only be contacted should a class be canceled due to inclement weather or insufficient enrollment, in which case their money will be refunded. There is a 15 percent senior citizens discount that will be honored for all participants 65 years of age and older. Checks should be made out to SCCS Community Education and mailed to: Silver Creek CS, PO Box 270 Dickinson St., Silver Creek, NY 14136, Attn: Community Education. Classes will not meet when school is closed for a holiday or inclement weather.

The first seven classes are new and are being offered by Sue Balogh, a healing arts teacher/practitioner with Wish*More Wellness; visit “http://www.wishmorewellness.com”>www.wishmorewellness.com to learn more.

Reiki I; First Degree Reiki will meet on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 309. This class is for those who wish to perform Reiki treatments on themselves or become a Reiki practitioner. Reiki I will qualify participants as First Degree Reiki Practitioners. They will receive certificates of completion and manuals. The fee is $125 with a supply fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor.

Introduction to EFT will meet Feb. 6 and 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 309. “Emotional Freedom Technique” is a simple yet powerful energy-healing tool that improves overall wellbeing. It clears blocks in the body that are created by stress or trauma. The registration fee is $20.

Wish*More Wellness Workshop is a 12-hour course offered on six Wednesdays from Feb. 27 to Apr. 10 (no class April 3) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 308. Participants will be inspired and learn powerful methods to feel better and be well. Included are energy healing methods, personalized wish list, vision board, inspiring affirmations and guided meditation. The registration fee is $40 with a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor.

Wish*More Teen Workshop will be held Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 308. Teens will learn to make hemp necklaces with wire-wrapped gem stones, personalized wish lists and vision boards; be guided through relaxing meditation and learn various ways to help themselves feel better. The registration fee is $20 with a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor.

Wishful Meditation is a six-hour course offered from April 8 to 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 308. Participants will be guided through meditations for manifesting all that they wish for in life. This can be practiced at home and shared with family. Each participant should bring a pillow or blanket to class. Registration fee is $25.

Parent/Child Wishful Meditation is a six-hour course held on April 24 and May 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 309. Participants will learn how to guide their children into more restful sleep, instill confidence and help them improve academics. Children will come with their parents to the second class. Each participant should bring a pillow or blanket. The registration fee is $20.

Chakras & Crystal Jewelry will be held Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. in room 308. Each participant will learn about the seven main chakras or energy centers in the body and the healing stones that correlate with those chakras, and create a necklace using a basic wire-wrap technique and two hemp knots. The registration fee is $20 with a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor.

Aquasize will be offered by Jean Mahaney on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 1 runs Jan. 3 through March 26 and Session 2 runs from April 9 through May 30. These classes are held in the pool and the fee is $40 per session.

Introduction to Belly Dance, one of three classes to be offered by Jennie Kaleta this session, will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning April 8. Participants will learn the basic moves of this ancient dance form. Class will be held in the elementary gymnasium and the fee is $30.

Belly Dance Choreography will be held on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., immediately following Intro. to Belly Dance, in the elementary gymnasium. It will run for six weeks beginning April 8. This class is for those who have already taken basic belly dance and who want to learn new combinations using moves already learned. The registration fee is $30.

Hula Hooping will run for four weeks starting May 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the elementary gym. Participants will learn the basics of waist, hip and chest hooping. Hoops will be available to use or buy. The registration fee is $20.

Social & Ballroom Dancing will be held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 31. This 10-week class, for beginners and intermediate levels, will be held in the high school lobby. Lessons will be taught by Harry Szewczyk, assisted by Helma Catalano. Participants will learn basic steps of the waltz, jitterbug, salsa, swing, Latin dances, cha cha, tango and more. The registration fee is $25 for singles and $45 for couples.

Three levels of dog obedience will be taught by Cheryl Robinson and Sarah Winton. All dogs must be at least 12 weeks old and on a six-foot leash. Current rabies certification is required. All classes run for six weeks. Beginners are on Monday or Tuesday, starting Jan. 28 or 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. Intermediate meet first on Jan. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. Advanced meet first on Jan. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. The classes will be held in the elementary lobby, with a fee of $60 per dog.

Ghost Hunting 101 is being offered by Ashley Neumeister on three separate class dates: Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8. Participants may choose any one of these, and will learn how to identify paranormal activity, debunk photos and video and use ghost hunting equipment. Information is presented by real, local paranormal investigators, from their actual case files. The class runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 137 in the high school. The fee is $20.

Rubber Stamp Card Making will be taught by Jody Enser. This course is offered on Wednesdays in five separate classes: Feb. 6, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12, with each class date offering slightly different ideas. Each participant will make two of four different cards. Classes meet in room 154 of the high school from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The class fee is $5 per class or $20 for all five, with a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor during class time.

Basics of Oil Painting will be taught by Barney Kuzara Jr. and will meet Feb. 26 through April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 149 of the high school at the cost of $40 plus supplies. A supply list will be provided at the first class.

Five-Hour Pre-licensing Class will be taught by Tom Herring on March 9 Or May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 217 of the high school. This is the minimal requirement necessary to schedule and take a road test. This five-hour course will provide the MV-285 certificate. Participants should bring their drivers’ permits and bag lunches; a snack break will be provided. The class fee is $30.

AARP Safe Driving Course will be presented by Cathy Stopen on April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program offers participants a way to reduce driving record points due to violations and/or reduce insurance premiums. The class will meet in the high school library and the fee is $17 for AARP members, $19 for non-members (Checks made out to A.A.R.P.). There is no senior discount for this course. Each participant should bring a valid driver’s license and a bag lunch to class. The lunch break will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Researching Your Family History is being offered by Susan Dietzen in room 137 of the high school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Feb. 26 through March 26. Participants will learn how to use the internet to search and find answers about their ancestors. The class fee is $25. There is also a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor during class time.

Oppenheimer 403 (b) Seminar will be presented by Allen Dembski on Jan. 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the high school library. Each participant will learn about his or her 403 (b) plan, pension and social security benefits and learn the challenges retirees will face, where their income will come from and how to prepare for this major event. This class is free.

Will Your Savings Last as Long as You Do? will be presented on March 27 or April 9 from 6 to 7 pm in the high school library by Allen Dembski, a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed. Participants will find out how they can accumulate funds for retirement, manage taxes, fight the effects of inflation, and generate an income they can’t outlive. The registration fee is $10.

Retirement Investment Strategies is also offered by Allen Dembski. This class will be held in the high school library on April 17 or April 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. This is for people who are concerned that their retirement savings may not be able to sustain the retirement lifestyle they have always dreamed of, and who want to learn sound strategies to improve their financial situations. The class fee is $10.

Knitting: Beginner & Intermediate will be taught by Candace Kuppel. For Session 1, the class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will run for seven weeks beginning Jan. 15. Session 2 will begin March 12 and run for eight weeks. Supplies needed for Beginner level: 1 to 6 oz. skein four-ply worsted yarn and one pair of short needles size 5 to 10; Intermediate level: pattern and supplies required for your pattern. Classes will meet in room 145 of the high school and the registration fee is $40.

Crocheting Beginner and Intermediate will also be taught by Candace Kuppel on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Session 1 will run for seven weeks beginning Jan. 15. Session 2 will begin March12 and run for eight weeks. Supplies needed: 1 to 4 oz. skein four-ply worsted yarn, any color, one size H crochet hook and a pattern if participants have them. Classes will meet in room 145 of the high school and the registration fee is $40.

Big Band Rehearsal is offered by Mike Wieloszynski on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 272 (the band room). Musicians will rehearse the music of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie and more in a professional setting. The first two dates are Jan. 19 and Feb. 16. Later dates will be determined during rehearsals. This class is free.

Three live, interactive webinars are being conducted by James Farnham, MB, MS, with over 20 years experience in insurance and financial services. Classes will take place on March 9 or May 4 and the fee for each is $30. See class descriptions below:

20 Ways to Earn Residual Income: Participants will uncover over 20 specific ways to earn consistent, dependable, ongoing and reliable income from stock, bonds, mutual funds, mortgages and insurance, e-publishing, internet, webinars, opt-in marketing, utility bills and home-based businesses from 9 to 11 a.m.

How to Build a Fun and Profitable Home-Based Business: This class deals with personal business activities, tangible steps, measurable activities to get new customers, increase visibility and grow income. Participants will also receive a list of 70 “funded to free to fee” ways to grow business and get more clients. This will be held March 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. and May 4 from noon to 2 p.m.

How to Conduct a Webinar: Webinars make it possible for to communicate with clients and prospects anywhere in the world. This presentation will detail the nuts and bolts of how to carry out a cost-effective professional webinar, including the basics of technology, hardware/software combinations and other equipment. It will be held March 9 from noon to 2 p.m. and May 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.

These are online classes. Before registering, those interested should visit www.jamesfarnham.com to get an expanded course description and to ensure their computers are properly equipped.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will be taught by Nancy Hargrave May 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the pool and room 309. Costs include the manual at $49.00, pocket mask at $13.95, and certificate at $35.00, in addition to the class fee of $60. Prerequisite skills and textbook requirements can be found on the SCCS website, www.silvercreekschools.org. Participants must be 15 years of age or older.

CPR and AED Challenge is also offered by Nancy Hargrave on May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 309. This class is for those who have already been trained in CPR and AED and need to get re-certified. Participants should bring their own airway masks and checks made out to the American Red Cross for $19.00 each to pay for the certificate. The class fee is $25. Participants must be 15 years of age or older.

Adult Golf Clinic will be taught by Dan Vona on Tuesdays and Thursdays fro May 14 to 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Classes will meet on the soccer field with the first class in the high school gym. Each golfer should bring a 7 iron. The fee is $30.

Men’s Basketball is offered from March 19 to May 28 in the elementary gym on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. If men find themselves sitting around too much, they should come out one night a week and get some exercise in a fun environment. The fee is $2 per person per visit.

“Cool things to do with your iPad, phone and pod” will be taught by Jean McGowan in the Distance Learning Room on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. This class will be broadcast from Silver Creek BOTCHES DEL to Brocton, Cassadaga Valley, and Westfield. Participants should bring their devices to learn how to use them efficiently and how to download useful, less expensive and fun applications. To register, call 338-1005 or mail ContinuingEducation@mail.sunyjcc.du. The registration fee is $15.

For more details on these courses and to view the registration form, go to www.silvercreekschools.org.