Silver Creek Community Education courses announced

SILVER CREEK Registration for the Silver Creek Central School District’s Community Education Program is currently underway for the Fall 2013 session. You do not have to be a resident of the Silver Creek School district to enroll in these courses. Pre-registration is necessary for all classes and insures that the classes will be held. For more information about a specific course, to pre-register by phone, or if you are interested in teaching a course please call 951-8111. Speak clearly and leave your name, phone number, 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 (unless otherwise instructed) 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.

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 Saturday, Oct. 5 or Nov. 16 and the fee for each is $30. See class descriptions below for the times.

20 Ways to Earn Residual Income: 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, home-based businesses from 9 to 11 a.m.

How to Build a Fun and Profitable Home-Based Business: Learn more about personal business activities, tangible things you can do, measurable activities to get new customers, increase visibility and grow your income. Receive a list of 70 ‘funded to free to fee’ ways to grow your business and get more clients from noon to 2 p.m.

Get it done! Financial Wellness, Getting Out of Debt and Preparing for Your Family’s Future: Improve your current financial situation, debt management and financial preparation techniques and improve your life from 3 to 5 p.m.

These are online classes. Before registering, please visit to get an expanded course description and to ensure your computer is properly equipped.

Men’s Basketball: Mondays from Sept. 16 through Dec. 16 in the elementary gym from 8 to 10 p.m. Come out one night a week and get some exercise in a fun environment. Dwayne Haskins will be running the class. The fee is $20 per person.

Body Boot Camp: Offered by Lisa Capitano on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 through Dec. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Geared toward all fitness levels, includes conditioning, cardio, plyometrics, core strength, stretching. Fee is $60.

Three classes are offered by Jennie Kaleta this session. Introduction to Belly Dance will be held on Monday from 6:30 7:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning Sept. 16. Come and learn the basic moves of this ancient dance form. Class will be held in the high school gymnasium and the fee is $30. Belly Dance Choreography will be held on Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., immediately following Intro To Belly Dance, in the high school gymnasium. It will run for six weeks beginning Sept. 16. This class is for those who have already taken basic belly dance. Learn new combinations using moves learned in the beginner class. Registration fee is $30. Hula Hooping will run for four weeks starting on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Hula Hooping is not just for kids, learn the basics of waist, hip and chest hooping. Hoop will be available to use and/or buy. Registration fee is $20.

Aquacize will be offered by Jean Mahaney on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 4:30 p.m., Sept. 17 through Dec. 19. An easy-on-the-joints workout, these classes are held in the pool and the fee is $60.

Yoga/Pilates will be offered by Karen Bogosian on Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. for six weeks beginning Nov. 7. Class will be held at The Backline, 19 Park Place, Silver Creek. Parking is available on the square. Registration fee is $30.

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR: Offered by Susan Chiappone on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 19 from 3:30 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Infant CPR will be covered. Fee is $25 per course or $45 for both.

Researching Your Family History is being offered by Susan Dietzen in room 193 HS from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday from Sept. 24 through Oct. 22. Learn how to use the internet to search and find answers about your ancestors. Class fee is $25. There is also a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor during class time.

Basics of Oil Painting under the instruction of Barney Kuzara Jr., meets on Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., in Room 149 in the high school, at the cost of $40 plus supplies. Dare to explore your creativity while learning the basics of this self-expressive craft. (Supply list will be provided at the first class.)

Rubber Stamp Card Making will be taught by Jody Enser. This course is offered on Tuesday. in four separate classes: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, each offering slightly different ideas. You will make two each of four different cards. Classes meet in room 154 in the high school from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Class fee is $5 per class or $15 for all four. There is also a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor during class time.

Knitting and Crocheting- Beginner & Intermediate will be taught by Candace Kuppel on Monday from Oct. 7 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Supplies needed for knitting: Beginner level: one 6 oz. skein, 4 ply worsted yarn and one pair of short needles size 5 to 10, Intermediate level: pattern and supplies required for your pattern. Supplies needed for crocheting: one 4 oz. skein 4-ply worsted yarn, any color, one size H crochet hook and a pattern if you have one. Classes will meet in Room 145 in he high school and the registration fee is $40.

Point and Insurance Reduction Course: Offered by Susan Chiappone on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the high school cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a lunch break; bring food and drink. Workbooks will be provided; bring driver’s license and a pen. Fee is $35.

A.A.R.P. Safe Driving course will be presented by Cathy Stopen on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This program offers participants a way to reduce driving record points due to violations and/or reduce insurance premiums. The fee is $17 for AARP members, $19 for non-members (Check made out to A.A.R.P.) There is no senior discount for this course. Please bring a valid driver’s license and a pen to class. There will be a lunch break, so you are also invited to bring food and drink.

5-Hour Pre-licensing Class will be taught by Tom Herring on Sept. 21 or Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 217 in the high school. This is the minimal requirement necessary to schedule and take a road test. This 5-hour course will provide the MV-285 certificate. Bring your driver permit and food; a snack break will be provided. Class fee is $30.

ATTENTION TEACHERS! Oppenheimer 403 (b) Seminar will be presented by Allen Dembski on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the high school library. Do you know how well your 403 (b) plan, pension and social security benefits will support you after your working years? Learn the challenges you will face, where your income will come from and how to prepare for this major event. This class is free.

Income for LIFE: Will Your Savings Last as Long as You do? will be presented on Wed. Oct. 2 or Tues. Oct. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the High School Library by Allen Dembski, financial advisor with Waddell & Reed. One of the top concerns of pre-retirees is that they will not have the money they need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Learn how you can accumulate funds for retirement, manage taxes, fight the effects of inflation, and generate an income you can’t outlive. The registration fee is $5.

Retirement Investment Strategies is also offered by Allen Dembski, financial advisor with Waddell & Reed. This class will be held in the High School Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16 or Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. You’ve worked hard and saved throughout your career, but are concerned that your retirement savings may not be able to sustain the retirement lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Learn sound strategies that will help you improve your financial situation. Class fee is $5.

The next three classes are offered by Sue Balogh. Sue is a Healing Arts Teacher/Practitioner with Wish*More Wellness. You can learn more at

Reiki I First Degree Reiki Class will meet on Saturday Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This class is for those who wish to perform Reiki treatments on themselves or become a Reiki Practitioner. Reiki I will qualify you as a First Degree Reiki Practitioner. You will receive a certificate of completion and manual. The classes will meet in room 308 and the fee is $125 with a supply fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor.

Reiki II Second Degree Reiki Class takes you further into self-discovery, develops more powerful tools to promote healing; increases your intuition and ability to channel energy. You will receive an IARP certificate of completion and manual. Class will be held Saturday Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 308. Pre-requisite: First Degree Reiki Certification. Fee is $125 with a supply fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor.

Wish*More Wellness Workshop is an eight hour course offered on Wednesday from Nov.6 to Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 308. Be inspired; learn simple powerful ways to help yourself feel better, live a healthier and happier life. Included are energy healing methods, personalized wish list, vision board, inspiring affirmations, and guided meditation. Registration fee is $60 with a supply fee of $5 to be paid to the instructor.

Social & Ballroom Dancing: Doug Hinton, who has instructed this class in the past, is now offering lessons in American Smooth Dances and American Latin Dances through the Collage Performing Arts Center in Fredonia. Call 672-8678 for more information.

For more details on these courses and registration form, go to Education.