November and Early December Classes for Adventurous Adults

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Press release from Parks and Recreation:

November and Early December Classes for Adventurous Adults
Registration deadlines approaching

Ready for some winter fun? The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following classes for adults at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St.:

Desktop Enhancements, 50+, Tuesdays Nov. 24 – Dec. 8, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Ever wonder how those icons on your desktop are created? Take this class and learn how! Also learn to change the looks of folders, save text directly from the screen, add a multifunctional clock and calendar to your desktop; enhance the use of your clipboard, change the way your cursor looks, use postnotes on your desktop and more! Experience with Windows XP, file management, internet surfing, cut/copy/paste tools and word processing is required. Registration deadline: November 17. Fee: $26.

Special Techniques in Oils, Mondays Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 6 – 8:30 pm

Nationally certified and accredited art instructor Marilyn Copeland offers an opportunity to advance your painting skills. In Special Techniques you will learn to build texture into your paintings. Supply lists will be provided when you register or may be viewed online. Registration deadline: November 23. Fee: $38.

Exact Quilting: Calendar Border, Tuesdays, Dec. 1 – Dec. 8, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

As a hobby, quilting is practical, relaxing, creative and fun. Paper-pieced patchwork blocks are quick and easy to produce. With no templates to make or fabric to mark, you go right to your sewing machine and begin stitching blocks. With this technique there is no high degree of skill necessary to make intricate patchwork designs. If you can machine sew a straight line, you can create paper-pieced patchwork. You should be able to complete any unfinished work at home. There will be a variety of fabric to choose from or you may bring your own. Please bring your own sewing machine, if possible. We have a limited number on hand. A supply list will be provided when you register. Instructor: Linda Wade. There will be no class on November 11 and 25. Registration deadlines: November 24. Fee: $29.

30 Days of Delicious Cooking, Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Take the stress out of meal preparation by assembling 30 days of delicious, fresh-tasting and nutritious entrees, side dishes and snacks to freeze now and eat later. You’ll save time and money. Instructor Ambia Cooper will show you in just two hours how to accomplish this task. The class fee includes the book “The Freezer Cooking Manual: A Month of Meals Made Easy,” authored by Indiana residents Nanci Slagle and Tara Wohlenhaus. Registration deadline: November 26. Fee: $29.

Jewelry Making with PMC3, Thursdays, Dec. 3 – 10, 6 – 8 pm

Create your own fine silver jewelry using simple tools and PMC3, a unique new clay that can be hand formed, dried and fired in a kiln to produce 99.9% pure silver. You will receive 25 grams of clay to create a slide pendant and a pair of earrings (or a second pendant). Class topics will include tools, embellishing, texturing and polishing, mold making and torch firing demonstrations. Pat Ade Hansen is a certified PMC instructor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Find out more about PMC at www. Registration deadline: November 26. Fee: $99.

Register on-line or call 427-6011. If you miss the registration deadline for a class, call Lee Penrod at 427-6468 to see if spots are still available.

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