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Backyard Chicken Farming$24.63/$4.50*
Covers instruction on: diet, climate needs and housing, diseases, breeds, permit requirements and more. With more cities approving chicken ordinances, now is the time to get started with this sustainable hobby. Class is for those who want to get started, those who need assistance with their current setup, or those who are simply curious.
256512/26 - 3/5/19Tue6-9pPlymouth
Beekeeping - Level 1$17.92
Teaches learners how to start a backyard beekeeping hobby. The class includes an in depth look at the hive cycle, apiary set up, Langstroth hive step up, installation of honeybees, general hive maintenance and problem solving. Safety precautions and beekeeper first-aid will be also be discussed.
Beekeeping - Level 2$17.92
Focuses on the needs of an established hive. This includes feeding methods, managing pests and parasites and identifying and treating infectious organisms. This class will also cover trouble-shooting and common challenges of ongoing hive management.
Exploring Beekeeping$17.92
Provides an overview on beekeeping, including the history of bees, understanding beehives, the life cycle of a honeybee, byproducts of the hive and the overall understanding of hobby beekeeping. You will be able to make a well-informed decision about keeping bees after this class.
Gardening in Small Spaces$17.92/$4.50*
Prepares learners how to garden differently. Gardening up, raised-bed gardening, and wall gardens are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this session on maximizing gardening in small spaces.
Landscaping Design$17.92/$4.50*
Teaches how to create a landscape design for business or home. Develop a plan using flowers, shrubs, trees, structures, and your own creativity to add texture and design to a landscape. The class includes an individual review of plans with the instructor.
255972/6 - 2/13/19Wed6-8pPlymouth
256212/27 - 3/6/19Wed6-8pManitowoc
Organic Gardening$24.63/$4.50*
Covers topics such as: Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term organic means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables and plants in a sustainable and natural way? Join us to learn all about organic gardening. Topics will also include basic weed control strategies, methods of natural insect control and combating plant disease without using chemicals.
255352/21 - 2/28/19Thu6-9pOostburg
256234/16 - 4/23/19Tue6-9pManitowoc
Perennial Planting$17.92/$4.50*
Prepares the homeowner to incorporate perennial plantings into their yard and garden design, including selecting plants, preparing beds, and caring for hardy perennials.
Prune Like a Pro$17.92/$4.50*
Covers how pruning promotes a strong tree structure and leads to an aesthetically pleasing and long living tree or shrub. Poor pruning can be costly and lead to early tree removal. Since winter is the best time of the year to prune your woody plants (shrubs, trees and evergreens) spend a night learning the right techniques now!
Shade Gardening$17.92/$4.50*
Teaches the participant all about shady characters! Learn from a master gardener about the numerous plants that thrive in minimal sunlight. You will gain inspiration and techniques on how to effectively plant and maintain shade plants. Discover an extensive list of new and old annuals, perennials, ground covers and shrubs that can be combined in exciting and beautiful ways for shady places. Learn how to develop a shade garden that includes making a garden under trees.
Square-Foot Gardening$17.92
No time to garden? Just beginning? No space? Try raised bed gardening. One or two simple 4’X 4’ beds can provide food and cut flowers all season. You can learn how to grow vegetables and plants in a little space. Less stress on your back and joints! Save money on seeds, no tiller required and very little weeding!
Business & Technology
App Attack: Apps for Everyday Life$24.63/$4.50*
Learn about the many apps available for free or at a nominal cost on your smart phone or tablet. Apps can assist you in your daily tasks, travel, budgeting, entertainment, and much more! While this class is a companion class to “How to Use Your Smart Devices”, the apps and information covered can be useful for Apple touch screen products and Android phones and tablets.
Computer Basics Beginners Refresher$17.92/$4.50*
Refreshes ones' knowledge of basic computer skills, including common terminology, using the mouse and keyboard, starting programs, and understanding Microsoft Windows. Copy and Paste functions, organizing your files, creating, opening, modifying, and deleting files or folders, and an introduction to cloud computing will also be included.
Computer Maintenance - Basic$24.63/$4.50*
Refreshes ones' knowledge of basic computer skills, including common terminology, using the mouse and keyboard, starting programs, and understanding Microsoft Windows. Copy and Paste functions, organizing your files, creating, opening, modifying, and deleting files or folders, and an introduction to cloud computing will also be included.
Computers: Excel 2016-Level 1$31.13/$11*
Focuses on the development of basic computer skills in Excel 2016 You will create, edit and format an Excel spreadsheet. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
264312/18 - 2/20/19Mon - Wed6-9pManitowoc
256332/26 - 3/5/19Tue6-9pOostburg
256433/25 - 4/1/19Mon6-9pSheboygan
Computers: Excel 2016-Level 2$31.13/$11*
Allows students to build more Excel knowledge and review on the skills learned in Excel 2016-Level 1. Concentrate on the development of formulas using both relative and absolute referencing, and use of the following functions: sum, average, max, min, now, and If. Create a chart to display a pictorial representation of data from spreadsheets. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
264323/4 - 3/6/19Mon / Wed6-9pManitowoc
256343/12 - 3/19/19Tue6-9pOostburg
256454/22 - 4/29/19Mon6-9pSheboygan
Computers: File Management$24.63/$4.50*
Covers all forms of file management and file maintenance, giving the user a firm understanding of how and where files are saved. User needs prior knowledge of computer usage, such as mouse and keyboard skills.
256063/13 - 3/20/19Wed6-9pPlymouth
Computers: Word 2016-Level 1$31.13/$11*
Focuses on the development of basic computer skills in Word. You will create documents using Microsoft Word 2016 by inserting/deleting text, formatting text, setting line spacing, aligning documents, using templates, changing margins, and using the spelling/grammar function. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
256371/29 - 2/5/19Tue6-9pPlymouth
264353/11 - 3/13/19Mon-Wed6-9pManitowoc
256625/14 - 5/16/19Tue-Thu6-9pSheboygan
Computers: Word 2016-Level 2$31.13/$11*
Focuses on the development of intermediate computer skills in Word 2016. You will evaluate the layout of Word documents. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
256382/12 - 2/19/19Tue6-9pPlymouth
264363/18 - 3/20/19Mon-Wed6-9pManitowoc
256635/21 - 5/23/19Tue-Thu6-9pSheboygan
Computers: Microsoft Beginners-Level 1$31.13/$11*
Focuses on the development of very basic skills needed to operate a computer. You will learn terminology related to a computer, navigate through various features of a computer, including how to safely turn off your computer and you will create and save a file. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
256282/13 - 2/20/19Wed6-9pOostburg
Computers: Microsoft Beginners-Level 2$31.13/$11*
Focuses on developing the learner’s basic skills in using a computer. You will demonstrate using the Windows environment. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
256292/27 - 3/6/19Wed6-9pOostburg
Computers: Microsoft Beginners-Level 3$31.13/$11*
Focuses on developing the learner’s basic skills in using a computer. You will construct a file management system by creating folders, and copying, moving, and renaming files. A jump drive for you to keep is included as part of this course.
256303/13 - 3/20/19Wed6-9pOostburg
How to Use Your Smart Devices - Android Products$24.63/$4.50*
Provides information for learners on how to make the most of their Android devices such as a Samsung cell phone, tablet or HTC smart phone. You will learn operating basics in this class for your device and get your questions answered. Please bring your device and power and connection cords. **Apple users—please take our Smart Devices-Apple products class.
255951/28 - 2/4/19Mon6-9pPlymouth
Internet Basics and Beyond$24.63/$4.50*
Provides the learner with skills to explore the Internet and utilize it as a resource tool; apply e-mail concepts and advanced web techniques to obtain the best results; demonstrate web browser features; manage favorites and history lists; print a web document; copy and past information from the Web to another document; navigate and refine search sites to local useful information; and apply concepts learned through personal exploration. Experience with Windows environment and using a mouse (left/right/double click) is required.
256074/2 - 4/9/19Tue6-9pPlymouth
Windows 10$24.63/$4.50*
Provides learners with the foundation needed to get started using Windows 10. Students will learn how to find their way around the operating system, start menu, desktop, and system settings. The course demonstrates how to customize settings, manage files, and create documents using WordPad. There will be discussion on how to protect files and update Windows 10. Students may bring a Windows 10 laptop to class.
256462/20 - 2/27/19Wed6-9pSheboygan
Intro to Prezi: a better way to present$17.92/$4.50*
Introduces you to Prezi- a better way to present. Learn how to create, present, and analyze your best presentations ever using the newest kind of software. Instruction includes hands-on organization, creation and delivery of a Prezi presentation.
273153/19 - 3/26/19Tue5:30-8pManitowoc
273144/3 - 4/10/19Wed5:30-8pSheboygan
Life & Leisure
Baby Sign Language$29.63/$9.50*
This is a great way to communicate with your baby and a strategy for avoiding frustration. Discuss the way baby signs can help you understand what your baby needs, learn signs that will help get you started, and end with songs and finger plays that incorporate baby signs. This class is for parents with a baby on the way as well as parents of babies that are 4-15 months old. Parents/caregivers this class is for you so please arrange childcare, if needed. Your instructor, Abigail Anderson, is an experienced sign language interpreter with over twenty years of experience signing and interpreting in a variety of personal and professional settings.
256324/1 - 4/29/19Mon6-7pPlymouth
Understanding Birth Order$17.92
Looks at the way that birth order helps shape one's personality and the way in which one approaches the world. Discover more about first-borns, middle children, babies, the only child, and what makes them tick. There are strengths and challenges in each position and understanding these can lead to better relationships, parenting, professional and classroom interactions.
265913/14/19Thu5:30-8pSheboygan Mead Public Library
265944/1 - 4/29/19Mon5:30-8pManitowoc Public Library
Beginning Jewelry$32.92
Create a pair of freshwater pearl earrings (for yourself or as a gift) using basic tools and simple jewelry techniques including bending, forming, hammering and finishing. All materials and tools are included. Learn from Tim Pinkert, a local artist skilled in design and craftsmanship.
Mindful Eating$11.21
Are you tired of and confused by all the diet fads? Are you ready to establish a simple, manageable relationship with food without the pressure to commit to a diet involving deprivation? If so, join me for an informational and interactive class where we will discuss the myths surrounding sugar, fat and the practice of intermittent fasting; as well as the connection of stress and sleep to weight gain and food cravings.
275143/11/19Mon6-8pManitowoc Library
Concepts for Improving Your Photographs$24.63/4.50*
Teaches the beginner and amateur photographer the basics of photography. It will explore the three basic features of great photographs including light, composition, and interesting subject. Making better use of features such as aperture, flash & shutter speed. The goal is to produce artistic and fun photography for display. Bring your fully charged point & shoot or SLR digital camera, manual, charger/batteries & memory cards.
255213/18 - 3/19/19Mon / Tue6-9pOostburg
Concepts of Travel Photography$24.63/$4.50*
Adds to your photographic knowledge by teaching the difference between travel and sightseeing photography. Topics include using natural light, techniques for creative photos, public performances, parades and festivals, and other concepts of travel photography. It is highly recommended that students take Concepts for Improving your Photography and Digital SLR prior to enrolling in this course.
255224/1 - 4/8/19Mon6-9pOostburg
Digital Photography with Your Smart Device$24.63/$4.50*
Teaches students how to take a photo with your phone or tablet and what you can do with your photos after you have taken them. Topics include: digital photography basics: how to take photos, how to view and delete photos, how to edit photos, how to share photos, how to create photo projects and order them, and the various digital photography apps available for your smart device.
256022/25 - 3/4/19Mon6-9pPlymouth
Dashboard Hieroglyphics$17.92/$4.50*
Brief overview of new car dashboard warning lights, what they mean and what to do about them.
Easy Vehicle Driveway Checkup$17.92/$4.50*
You don’t have to be afraid of your vehicle. Automotive Master Technician Chris Bornemann will demonstrate simple preventative vehicle checks to be done monthly that will keep your vehicle operating as designed- safe and running well. Detailed, hands-on examples covering lights, wipers, horn, tires, fluid levels and jump-starting.
Home TV/Internet Options$11.21*
Understanding television and internet options for home equipment/systems.
274862/21/19Thu6-8pManitowoc Library
274873/21/19Thu6-8pSheboygan Library
No More Jerks/Jerkettes$17.92/4.50*
Teaches single people in this fun, interactive course what to look for in a healthy relationship and how to identify key markers of an unhealthy relationship. Topics include the 3 Most Important Warning Signs of Difficult Partners, Key Areas to Get to Know Someone You’re Dating, and Keeping your Heart Safe and Judgment Sound. All are welcome to join in the fun of learning something new about oneself and relationships with others.
Photography: Digital SLR$31.13/$11.00*
Want to know more about how to take great pictures and use the features on your camera? This class is for you! Learn the basics of SLR technology features such as portrait, nighttime lighting, fading, etc.
255203/4 - 3/11/19Mon6-9pOostburg
256493/20 - 3/27/19Wed6-9pSheboygan
Small Engine Repair$44.76
Teaches how to perform maintenance on all your small engines. Learn to troubleshoot, make minor repairs, and set up a maintenance routine for your small engines. Keep your equipment in top running condition.
255962/11 - 3/4/19Mon6-9pPlymouth
CRASE Training 101- Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events$17.92/$4.50
CRASE Training 101- Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events provides useful strategies and guidance to civilians for surviving an active shooter incident. Developed in 2004 under the auspices of the FBI, Department of Justice, and Texas State University, this training includes discussions on both mental and physical human responses to stress and disasters, how to manage these responses, historical trends, and proven tactics built on the AVOID, DENY, DEFEND strategy.
Spanish for Travelers - 1$38.05
Provides a quick grasp of some basic Spanish phrases to make your trip to Spanish speaking countries more enjoyable. The class will introduce you to the basics of Spanish pronunciation and sounds.
255302/19 - 3/5/19Tue6-8pManitowoc
255282/19 - 3/5/19Tue6-8pPlymouth
255292/19 - 3/5/19Tue6-8pSheboygan
Stand Up Speak Up$17.92/$4.50*
Refreshes students on communication skills. Focuses on making communication skills better; including how to create better presentations and how to handle nerves. There will be discussions on non-verbal communication and listening skills in order to increase skills and help communicate more effectively.
Know your Gnocchi$28.92
Gnocchi may pre-date pasta, but these little knuckle-shaped dumplings still receive pride of place in Italian cuisine, from Nona's table to the finest ristorante. Learn a variety of gnocchi paired with seasonal accompaniments for a perfect match of flavors. *This is a demonstration class
Sushi Master$28.92
Be your own sushi master! With our chef's helpful hints, you will learn how easy it really is to make sushi in your own kitchen. *This is a demonstration class
A Trip to India$28.92
Join us as we open India's spice chest to explore this dynamic cuisine with its centuries-old tradition in satisfying and delicious recipes. *This is a demonstration class
How to Bake Beautiful Bread$28.92
Learn the basics of working with yeast doughs and the art of properly shaping and baking them to perfection! *This is a demonstration class
Steakhouse DIY$28.92
Sizzling, thick and juicy steak is popular the world over, but who needs the crowds of dining out when you can prepare an iconic steakhouse dinner at home? Learn how to make these steakhouse classics at home! *This is a demonstration class
Gluten-Free Gourmet$28.92
Bring the fun back into your food with these gluten-free goodies, both sweet and savory! *This is a demonstration class
Irresistible Hors d'oeuvres$28.92
Jazz up your parties with these fabulous finger foods while learning all about presentation techniques so your food looks as good as it tastes! *This is a demonstration class
An Evening in New Orleans$28.92
Learn about a truly authentic French-Creole feast that's reflective of the melting pot of cultures found in Louisiana. *This is a demonstration class
Fundamentals of Backyard BBQ$28.92
The popularity of BBQ continues to soar, with smoke being an ingredient we crave. But it’s also become overly-complicated and overwhelming. In this class, let’s get back to the basics of making great smoked meats. We’ll cover the evolving smoking equipment options available, as well as wood, ingredients, meat, and methods that’ll give you the skills and knowledge to create delicious BBQ at home.
ServSafe Certification ITV$119.76/$79.50
Satisfies Wisconsin Statute HSS196.19(2)(a) requirements. The course includes classroom activity, textbook readings, and the testing for food handling certification. The DHSS filing fee is not included in the course fee.
255423/19 - 4/9/19Tue6-9pManitowoc
255413/19 - 4/9/19Tue6-9pSheboygan
CPR Heartsaver Adult$43.92/$30.50
Provides training in the recognition and treatment of cardiac arrest and obstructed airway in the adult. Upon successful completion, the student receives a two-year Participation Card from AHA. It may include Blood Borne Pathogens. Recommended retraining is every two years.
WTCS New North