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Brocton Central offers adult education programs

December 26, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

BROCTON - Brocton Central School is offering a variety of Adult Education programs. Pre-registration is necessary and insures the class will be held.

Piano lessons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6 p.m.: Zachary Delcamp, former graduate of BCS, will lead this class. Delcamp is a sophomore music education major at SUNY Fredonia with eight years of piano experience. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 to sign up and schedule a preferred time. The cost is $10 for a half hour lesson.

Co-ed basketball, Mondays beginning Jan. 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the elementary gym: Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested. The cost for this 10-week session is $35.

Co-ed power volleyball, Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

Supervised weight training, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Build muscle mass, overall strength and boost metabolism. Get a head start now to be ready for the new fitness center opening in September 2013. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested. The cost is $60 for a 10-week session. The fee may be reduced upon increased enrollment. 18 years and older.

Basic Microsoft Word, Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.: Explore the use of word processing, editing tools, font sizes, colors and styles. The cost is $10. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

Basic PowerPoint, Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.: This course will show how to organize information into a slide show including pictures, tables, lists and sounds. This is a great way to display visually pleasing presentations. The cost is $10. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

Basic Microsoft Excel, Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m.: Excel is a versatile spreadsheet program that can perform routine mathematical functions, organizational lists and colorful graphs. The cost is $15. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

Ghost Hunting 101, Thursdays with three dates to choose from, Feb. 14, March 14 or April 11, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: What are those bumps in the night? This class is being offered by Ashley Neumeister. 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 local case files. The cost is $20

Cool things to do with your iPad, iPhone and iPod, Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.: This Distance Learning class will be broadcast from Silver Creek BOCES DL to Brocton, Cassadaga Valley and Westfield. Bring an "i" device and learn how to use it efficiently. Learn how to download useful, least expensive and fun applications. The instructor will be Jean McGowan. Register by calling 338-1005 or emailing ContinuingEducation@mail.sunyjcc.edu. The cost is $15.

Scrapbooking: Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

Researching family history, Thursdays Feb. 28 through March 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: This class is being offered by Susan Dietzen. This program will help individuals get started, give websites to use and show how to search and find the answers about ancestors. The cost is $25. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

Walking for Wellness: Walking for Wellness is a free ongoing program for community members to walk in the Brocton school building Monday through Friday when school is in session from 5 to 7 p.m. Use the elementary entrance. Route maps have changed due to construction and are just inside the lobby.

Fenton Historical Center Distance Learning, all classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m.: The class will be broadcast from Cassadaga BOCES DL to Brocton, Silver Creek and Westfield, just choose the place.

Session 1 - Building a Foundation, April 11. Why study history? Introduction to public history and types of historical sources as well as regional prehistory. The guest presenter will be Chautauqua Institution Archivist Jon Schmitz.

Session 2 - Who was the real first settler, April 18,. Amos Sottle? Artifacts from the North County. The guest presenter will be Hanover Town Historian Vince Martonis.

Session 3 - Earliest years of white settlement, circa 1800-1825, April 25. The Holland Land Company formation and early years of Chautauqua County Government. The guest presenter will be county historian Michelle Henry.

Session 4 - War of 1812 in its Bicentennial year, May 2. Short video of the War of 1812 in Chautauqua County. Impact of the War of 1812 in Chautauqua County. The guest presenter will be War of 1812 re-enactor Steve Johnson.

Session 5 - Early commerce: How water boats routes influenced settlement, May 9. Keel boats and Store Rafting lumber to market in the South County Sawmills and gristmills. The guest presenter will be Fenton History Center Collections Manager Norman Carlson.

Session 6 - Underground Railroad in Chautauqua County, May 16. The guest presenter will be Fredonia Baptist Church Archivist Wendy Straight. Email jobert@broc.wnyric.org or call/text 244-3122 if interested.

The cost for this six-week program is $35 per person.

 
 

 

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