WESTFIELD - Westfield Academy and Central School is announcing the Community Education Course Offerings for fall 2012. Call Rebecca Huber-Ross at 326-2151, ext. 243 for more information or to register. Registration forms are also available online at wacs.wnyric.org under the Programs tab, at the main reception desk at Westfield School, Patterson Library and the Westfield branch of Innerlakes Federal Credit Union.
Courses offered are:
Facebook 101 for seniors - Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in room 236. The registration fee is $20. The instructor will be business education teacher Kim Abbey. Are you a senior citizen whose children and grandchildren like to keep in touch and share pictures on Facebook? Are you wondering what the social networking craze is all about? This program is for older adults who would like to learn more about the popular social networking site in a small group setting. Those attending should have a basic working knowledge of computers and must have a personal e-mail account before attending the class. Participants can bring and use their own personal laptops if they wish or use the computers in the classroom. If you need help establishing an e-mail account, arrive 15 minutes prior to class and the instructor will assist you.
Parent and child craft nights - Tuesdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in room 118. The registration fee is $12 per session. The instructor will be Ashley Raynor. This class is for all moms, dads or grandparents with children aged 5 to 10. Bring your child to a fun-filled class full of many different crafts. Activities will include holiday and seasonal crafts made of reusable items within the home for low cost activities that can replicate for years to come. Parents and children will leave each class with a completed craft and memories of a fun evening.
Five-hour pre-licensing class - Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Large Group Instruction Room. The registration fee is $31 for AAA members or $36 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this class at www.aaa.com or by calling 1-800-836-CLUB. AAA Western and Central New York offers the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles five-hour pre-licensing course. This is the minimal requirement necessary to schedule and take a road test. This five-hour course will provide the MV-278 certificate.
Spanish for the tourist - Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5, 13 and 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in room 220. The registration fee is $30. The instructor will be Monica Knoll. This class will focus on speaking in practical situations which will include vocabulary and answering questions that will come up frequently. This class will be most useful for adults because it will be modeled around what comes up in travel situations and when meeting people for the first time.
Upcycled jewelry: paper and sea glass - Wednesdays Oct. 17 through Dec. 12 (no class on Nov. 21) 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in room 114. The registration fee is $35. The instructor will be art teacher Geri Beers. Learn how to make paper beads from magazines, glue and clear fingernail polish. Supplies - glue stick, bottle of clear fingernail polish, box of toothpicks, spool of .8mm clear elastic beading cord, earring wires, eye or head pins, jump rings, one package large seed beads (4mm) black. Learn how to wrap sea glass to make pendants, earrings, charms with no drilling needed. Supplies - spool of 20 gauge wire, assortment of sea glass of all sizes and colors, earring wires, eye or head pins, jump rings -one set for both types of jewelry will be enough - large link bracelet for attaching charms.