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 Arts & Crafts  

Art Workshops with Sally Roldan 

No Refunds 7 days prior to class start 

Acrylic Intermediate ART-809-OL4  

Based on personal choice of subject and your own personal materials. Focus will be on how to approach the blank canvas,  mixing colors, and layering pigment. PREREQUISITE: Acrylic  Basics or equivalent.  
4/5-4/19 M 7:00-8:30 pm 3 Courses $57  

Acrylic Painting Series  

Designed for Beginners! 1ST CLASS:Material list, demonstration, Q&A. Then we begin! PREREQUISITE: Acrylic Basics or equivalent.  


3/8-3/15 (Mondays - 2 Courses) from 6:30-8:30pm. Cost $52. 


3/22-3/29 M 6:30-8:30 pm 2 Courses $52  


4/20-4/27 T 6:30-8:30 pm 2 Courses $52  

PETS ART-809-OL5  

4/26-5/3 M 6:30-8:30 pm 2 Courses $52    

ROSE ART-809-OL8  

5/4-5/11 T 6:30-8:30 pm 2 Courses $52  


5/10-5/17 M 6:30-8:30 pm 2 Courses $52  

Alcohol Ink Series  

Expand on the techniques learned and follow along with exciting demonstrations. PREREQUISITE:Alcohol Ink: Basics.   


3/17 W 7:00-8:30 pm 1 Course $45    


4/21 W 7:00-8:30 pm 1 Course $45    

Pastel Series  

Demonstration and instruction personalized for you!  
PREREQUISITE: Pastel Basics.  


3/11 (Thursday - 1 Course) from 6:30-8:30pm. Cost $45. 


3/18 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Course $45  


4/8 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Course $45  


4/22 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Course $45  


Sewing with Mary Foreman & Embroidery with Deb Funck 

Become able to sew simple garments, read and follow a pattern  guide. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much  more.1ST CLASS: We will travel to a local fabric store to purchase supplies. NEED: Your sewing machine.    

(Ages 8-Adult) Mary Foreman CAH-806-BLL  

3/13-5/22 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 10 Courses $169  NO CLASS 4/3  

(Adult Only) Mary Foreman CAH-806-BLL2  

3/16-5/18 T 6:00-8:30 pm 10 Courses $169    

Embroidery With Deb CAH-806-BLL4  

(Ages 12-Adult) Learn how to hand embroider and make your  own patterns. Keep your project simple for this class! Pillow case,  small-medium wall hanging, etc. NEED:A stamped embroidery  kit, embroidery floss (if not included in kit), big eye embroidery  needle, embroidery, scissors, 6”- 8” embroidery hoop, used dryer  sheet (flattened), plain coloring book page (not colored in), solid fabric large enough to fit into hoop.  
Deb Funck $125  4/17-5/29 Sa 12:30-3:00 pm 7 Courses  

Personalized Greeting Cards with Liz Gullett 

Card Creation 101 ART-809-BLL9  

In this hands on class, you will learn easy and fun ways to make truly special greeting cards. No experience necessary, and all  supplies will be provided. Recipients save these cards for years,  and the techniques are the same even when making special, very  intricate designs. See how easy and fun it can be to truly make  someone’s day! REGISTER: By March 23, no refunds after this date.  CURBSIDE PICKUP OF SUPPLY KIT: Choose March 5 or March 14, 4:00-5:00 pm. Bell School Rd. Ctr. Parking Lot, 3350 Bell School Rd.  
Liz Gullett $29  4/6 T 6:00-8:30 pm 1 Course  

Cards Plus ART-809-BLL10  

You have the basics, but want turn-on the creativity and really  ramp it up! Your friends and family will be impressed when  they receive these handmade cards and project. Learn simple,  advanced techniques to make some really special, one of-a-kind  projects. Supplies are provided. BRING:Your scissors, and maybe  we will find a way to have a glass of wine while we are having  fun! REGISTER:By April 1, no refunds after this date.
CURBSIDE PICKUP OF SUPPLY KIT:Choose March 5 or March 14, 4:00-5:00 pm. Bell School Rd Ctr. Parking Lot, 3350 Bell School Rd.  
Liz Gullett $54  4/15-4/22 Th 6:00-8:00 pm 2 Courses  


Defensive Driving 101: Online EDV-800-OL 

(HS-Adult) Road rage, fatigued driving, impaired driving. Sound familiar? Find out more about the conditions that affect your driving and learn to become a better, safer driver overall. In this online course, you will learn about distracted driving, preventing collisions, safety features on newer vehicles, and how to be a safer driver. Even ifyou've been driving for decades, you'll learn something new! After registering, email for course instructions. 
RVC Traffic Safety  $75 


Women & Investing FIN-802-RV17 

(For Women) Understand and feel confident about investing. Women invest differently than men and studies show that women investors have greater success. But far fewer women invest than men. You will have a greater understanding of the investing world, types of investments, personal needs and strategies for investing, and will approach investing with CONFIDENCE! 

Erna Colborn     $79 4/13/5/4  T 6:30-8:30 pm  4 courses 



Tai Chi for Beginners FIT-812-BLLIO 

Sit or stand to relax stress and tension. Improve memory and balance. Warm up with Therapeutic Chi Kung, breathing, hand positions, stances, slow movements and 5 Elements Tai Chi. 
4/5-5/29 $70  Choose M 10:50-11:50 am or Th 6:40-7:40 pm or Sat 8:00-9:00 am  8 Courses  

Tai Chi Forms & Skills FIT-812-BLL12 

Warm up with Therapeutic Chi Kung. Drills and routines that may include, Chen, sun, Yang, Fan and Sword. PREREQUISITE: Tai Chi for Beginners or instructor approval. 
4/5-5/29 $70 Choose M 9:40-10:40 am or Th 5:30-6:30 pm or Sat 9:10-10:10 am  8 Courses  

Kung Fu Fitness FIT-812-BLL15 

Learn and transform practical fighting into internal strength, how self-defense skills are based on Chinese Philosophy. Training includes: practical Northern Shao-Lin skills, applications, 2 person drills and short weapons. OPTIONAL: Purchase textbook from instructor ($12) 
4/8-5/27  $70 Choose Th 4:20-5:20 pm or Sat 10:30-11:30 am  8 Courses  

Chi Kung FIT-812-BLL14 

Seated or standing, learn relaxing, slow movements, breathing and stretching to improve your balance, comfort, coordination, mental calm and encourage your best health and fitness. 
4/5-5/24  $70 M Noon-1:00 pm  8 Courses 


Shake Up Your Makeup SEA-800-OL 

Grab your makeup bag, brushes and a mirror! Join us to shake things up with basic techniques to enhance your natural beauty. Follow along or watch as we cover eye, eyebrow, cheek, contouring and highlighting application. Fun videos and demonstrations from the comfort of your own home. INCLUDES: 3 themed workshops. No refunds 7 days prior to first workshop. 
Debbie Larson  $47  3/17-3/31 (Wednesdays - 3 Courses) from 6:30-7:30 pm   


Compassionate Dog Grooming at Home   ANI-803-OL 

Intro to correct use of tools and how to gently encourage pet cooperation for pre bath comb out, trim, bath, condition, dry and style. 
Sue Michaelsen $35  4/18  Su Noon-2:00 pm  1 Course 


Photoshop Elements PHO-800-OL2 

You can't imagine how much better your images will look with just a little optimization using Adobe Photoshop Elements. This program is designed for photographers, image editors and hobbyists, and we provide entry level instruction to make it easy to use the program efficiently. The software contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. You will learn to edit, organize and share images. This 'hands-on' class is designed to get you productive from the first class. 
Adventure Safari Network  $109  3/18-4/1 Th pm 3 Courses 


Self Massage & Accupressure ALT-800-OL 

Relax, seated or reclining, while learning to release stress and muscle tension in your entire body by comforting your ears, neck, shoulders, back, hands, knees and feet. 
Sue Michaelsen  $35  


Travel Free & Safely! 

We're ready to get back to our travels! Gina Henry has lived the travel life for 30 years, taking 10 free vacations a year. She'll share the secrets to 200+ ways to travel free, earn free airline tickets, hotel nights, tours and more-in the USA and worldwide! Near retirement, changing careers, student, or like the idea of making additional income to support your travel dream? This is for you! BONUS MATERIAL: When it is safe to go on a trip, where can we go, how do we stay safe, and how do we make our travel free? INCLUDES: 1 copy of Gina's 100-page eBook How to Travel Free & Safely (retail $39.95). Prefer a hard copy-contact Gina at fees apply). 

Gina Henry  3/15 (Monday - 1 Course) from 6:00-9:00 pm 

  • Single Rate $59           TRV-800-OL    
  • Couples Rate $75 TRV-800-OL2   


Your Alaska Bucket List Trip TRV-800-OL3 

The pandemic has given us unique Alaska travel opportunities this summer. These fully-refundable trips are offered in June and August, and will never be cheaper. You can beat the pent-up demand for travel to Alaska, and it is risk-free. Join us to hear about how you can experience the most stunning scenery and wildlife North America has to offer. Denali, the Alaskan Railroad, and flightseeing through the stunning Alaskan Range, these trips have it all! 
Adventure Safari Network  $19  3/24  W pm 1 Course 

Your Africa Bucket List Trip TRV-800-OL4 

Our trips to Africa resume in September, and reservations are fully refundable. Because of the pandemic, we are seeing temporary favorable pricing that we have not seen in recent years. We will discuss the Great Migration from our popular Kenya/Tanzania Safari. We will also be talking about trips to South Africa, where you can experience both Cape Town and the majestic wildlife of Kruger National Park. If you know you want to travel to Africa, absolutely do not miss these risk-free opportunities. 
Adventure Safari Network $19  3/25  Th pm 1 Course