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1. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course - Feb. 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 2/1/2020

Starting Soon
Mandatory for all new student drivers! This class is offered once a month for high school students and is required for all new permit holders who hope to become licensed drivers. Class content includes defensive driving, traffic safety, rules of the road, and alcohol awareness. Choose the best date and pre-register with Adult Education. Please bring your driver's permit. This class takes a quick break for lunch, so we encourage students to bring a lunch. DMV-approved course! 1 class.

2. Digital Photography

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/2/2020 to 3/16/2020

New
Digital cameras offer solutions to photographic problems that film cameras never could. You will learn how to maximize quality while shooting and how to optimize your results so your finished images will surprise even your toughest critics. 3 classes.

3. Basic Gardening

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/3/2020

New
Are you interested in gardening, but do not know where to begin? In this class you will learn the "how to's" of gardening: what to plant, where to plant, from soil to sun, choose the right plant for the right place.Your questions on design and installation will be answered! 1 class.

4. Japanese Calligraphy

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 3/24/2020

New
Learn to write basic Japanese characters using brush and ink. Through writing, learn the character's meanings and create beautiful art. All necessary supplies will be provided. 4 classes.

5. POUND! Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 4/14/2020

New
POUND is a full body drumming workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired moves. Using slightly weighted drumsticks, POUND keeps you in constant motion, engages your core, and not only targets large muscle groups but works muscles you may not necessarily use every day! While burning up to 900 calories an hour, you get to rock out to your favorite music! So bring a yoga mat and release your inner rockstar! 6 classes.

6. Open Water Scuba

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 3/31/2020

New
Have you tried scuba and love it? Do you want to try it but think there are no opportunities where we live? Some of the best diving of all the East Coast is within an hour's drive of Central New York. Here is your chance to get certified with an SDI Professional Instructor from Deep Stop Scuba and start experiencing all that diving has to offer! Over 70% of our planet is water...do you really want to miss out on 70%? Following your SDI Open Water Diver Certification, you will be certified to dive up to 60ft with a buddy. This course includes your textbooks, all of your dives, your classroom sessions/e-learning, and all processing fees. We teach all levels of diving certification and would love for you to start your scuba journey with us at Deep Stop Scuba! 5 classes.

7. Origami

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2020 to 3/25/2020

New
Learn Japanese paper folding (origami). Fold paper into flowers, animals, and many other organic and geometric shapes. Students will learn to create and produce unique, handmade ornaments - a great gift! All necessary supplies will be provided. 4 classes.

8. T'ai Chi Chih®: Joy thru Movement - Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2020 to 4/1/2020

New
T'ai Chi Chih® is a series of 19 movements that promote health and well-being by circulating and balancing the intrinsic energy within each of us. Commonly observed benefits of regular practice include: reduced tension and stress, improved blood pressure, increased energy, flexibility, and creativity. Anyone, any age, can practice TCC. Each session is 5 classes.

9. America's Boating Course

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2020 to 4/1/2020

New
This course, for ages 10 and up, is for interested individuals who operate, crew, or sail a power, wind, or manually propelled watercraft. Each class is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating. Subjects include boat handling; required and recommended equipment; and federal, state and local boating regulations and navigation rules. Successful completion of the course as evidenced by a passing grade on the exam satisfies the NYS requirements for a boating safety certificate for anyone over the age of 14 to operate a personal watercraft, and for anyone over 10 years old and born after January 1, 1993 to operate any mechanically propelled boat. By 2025 all operators of mechanically propelled boats will be required to have a boating safety certificate. Family members wishing to share a manual may do so. 5 classes: four 2-hour classes plus exam in fifth class.

10. Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2020 to 3/11/2020

New
This class will cover the basic types of investment vehicles: stocks, bonds, CDs, mutual funds, REITs, and annuities. Also included will be types of investment registrations: individual, joint, different classifications of IRAs, and tax advantaged investment vehicles. Concepts such as diversification, dollar cost averaging, and other investment strategies will be discussed. 2 classes.

11. Chair Yoga Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 4/16/2020

New
NEW TIME! ~6:00-6:45pm~ Have you wanted to try yoga, but getting up and down from the floor seems daunting? Many others have that same feeling, and this class is for you! We will work on strength, flexibility, and balance using a chair for support. No need to avoid yoga anymore! Wear comfortable clothing. 6 classes.

12. Computers - An Introduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 3/19/2020

New
Do you want to know about computers but are afraid to ask? This course will teach you the basics of computers and the internet. We will cover basic word processing, graphics, and sending and receiving email. Learn about Google®, explore sites like Youtube®, Ebay®, and Facebook®. Do you want to have FUN on your computer? This is the class for you! No computer experience is necessary! Windows 10 computers will be used. 3 classes.

13. Line & Folk Dance for Fun & Fitness

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 4/28/2020

New
No partner or prior dance experience required. Please wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes that have a little bit of glide to them for turning. Bring water to drink. For teens and adults. 8 classes.

14. Find Your Psychic Self

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 3/19/2020

New
Venture into the mysterious world of psychics and New Age practices. Discover how meditation, hypnosis and dream interpretation can help you develop your intuitive abilities. Instructor Ron Cain also discusses card reading, palmistry, numerology, astrology and pendulum dowsing. In addition to being fun and entertaining, these tools often give people insight into their personalities, relationships and goals. A textbook fee of $10 will be collected at the first class. 3 classes.

15. Social Ballroom Dancing

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 4/16/2020

New
Be a hit on the dance floor at your next social event whether it's a wedding, a formal, or just for fun! Learn the basic skills of social dancing including leading and following as well as styling. Featured are the most popular dances: Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Waltz, Swing, and Rumba. 6 classes.

16. Yoga with Weights Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 4/11/2020

New
NEW TIME! ~7:00-8:15pm~ Explore some of the benefits of yoga postures and breathing while kicking it up a notch! Using many basic yoga postures with the addition of light weights, we will strengthen and tone. Bring a yoga mat as well as a set of small hand weights (3 pounds or less works well). Light ankle weights are also welcome, though not required. Each session is 6 classes.

17. Aqua Fitness with Linda Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 4/16/2020

New
This shallow water medium intensity workout, using water and equipment (noodles or hand buoys) includes resistance training to increase endurance and flexibility. This is an effective way for participants to experience the aerobic and muscle-strengthening benefits with low impact on their joints. All levels welcome. Water shoes are recommended. Each session is 6 classes.

18. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course - March 7

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/7/2020

New
Mandatory for all new student drivers! This class is offered once a month for high school students and is required for all new permit holders who hope to become licensed drivers. Class content includes defensive driving, traffic safety, rules of the road, and alcohol awareness. Choose the best date and pre-register with Adult Education. Please bring your driver's permit. This class takes a quick break for lunch, so we encourage students to bring a lunch. DMV-approved course! 1 class.

19. Basic Yoga Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/9/2020 to 4/27/2020

New
We will explore yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation techniques in a class designed for beginners and intermediates. Standing poses and floor postures will add strength and flexibility while increasing your endurance. Hannah will emphasize proper technique to reduce chance of injury. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Each session is 6 classes.

20. Medicare Educational Seminar

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/9/2020

New
Turning 65? New to Medicare? Already have Medicare and confused with all the choices available? Attend this seminar to learn how to navigate the Medicare waters. Learn how and when to enroll and when changes can be made. Learn about how Medicare Part A, Part B and Part D work alone or with Medicare Supplemental Insurance or Medicare Advantage Plans. The NYS EPIC prescription drug program will also be discussed. No products will be sold or offered for sale. This is strictly an educational event. For accommodation of persons with special needs at this meeting, contact the Adult Education office. 1 class.

21. Social Security Retirement Benefits

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/9/2020

New
We will answer questions regarding Social Security Retirement Benefits. Topics will include: the types of benefits you are eligible to receive, at what age to begin collecting, and retirement, spousal and survivor benefits. Filing for benefits, and retirement planning strategies will also be discussed. 1 class.

22. Belly Dancing: Beginner

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/9/2020 to 4/27/2020

New
Have you envied the strength and grace of the Middle Eastern dancers you've seen? Looking to firm up while having lots of fun? Using popular Egyptian and Turkish music, you will learn the muscular techniques for isolations, undulations, shimmies, and traveling steps. You will use muscles you didn't even know you had! 6 classes.

23. Zumba with Tess! Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/11/2020 to 4/22/2020

New
You do not need to be a dancer or an aerobic fanatic to love Zumba. Anyone can do it! This Latin inspired dance-fitness program blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a fitness party that is downright addictive. Join the party! 6 classes

24. Small Garden Design

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/17/2020 to 3/24/2020

New
Turn your small garden space into a garden with rooms. Learn how to use plants to create a small space. Is it a rooftop, a deck, a small shade space your want turn into a creative outdoor spot from spring to fall? Lets explore the use of trellises, containers, texture, color, sitting areas and more. 2 classes.

25. A Guide to Casino Games

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/18/2020 to 4/1/2020

New
Learn what you need to know before going to the casino. Learn the basics of blackjack, poker, baccarat, craps, and roulette. Discover the best bets to make and learn about probability and money management. Card-counting in blackjack (twenty-one) and poker strategies will be discussed. Have fun while developing your skills! A textbook fee of $10 will be collected at the first class. 3 classes.

26. Investing for Women

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/18/2020 to 3/25/2020

New
Together we can discuss the obstacles facing single, widowed, and divorced women of today. We will cover investment terms and strategies, retirement planning and investing during retirement, including tax advantaged investment vehicles. 2 classes.

27. CPR - Adult & Child

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/19/2020

New
This course trains the lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults and children. Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Participants who successfully complete this course will earn a CPR certification card. 1 class.

28. iPad® - Beginner

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/23/2020 to 3/25/2020

New
Why is your iPad® the best device on the market? Come and learn why! Learn about your new device, how to set it up, and many more tips and tricks. You will also learn about apps you cannot live without, fun apps, and productivity apps that will make your life easier or at least more enjoyable! Be sure to bring your iPad! 2 classes.

29. iPad® - Intermediate

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/30/2020 to 4/1/2020

New
If you want to learn about getting even more out of your iPad®, this is the right class for you! You will learn some more advanced skills on the iPad®. Learn how your iPad® could take over more of what your computer does for you. Participants must have taken our Beginner class. 2 classes.

30. First Aid

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/2/2020

New
This course will teach lay responders the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. 1 class.

31. You Can Speak Chinese: Beginner

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/14/2020 to 5/7/2020

New
Instructor, Gloria Li is a professional Chinese language teacher. She wrote and published her own book, "You Can Speak Chinese". Gloria's teaching method is very unique and fun. She individualizes the class curriculum according to the student's needs. This beginner class is to learn basic Chinese, and after taking several lessons then you will see you can speak Chinese. A textbook fee of $10 will be collected at the first class. 8 classes.

32. Aqua Fitness with Diana

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/14/2020 to 5/19/2020

New
A FUNtastic, challenging, tidal wave of excitement in a shallow water workout. Experience new techniques for active aging with concepts of functional ability in cardio, core strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination of body/mind. There is optional use of noodles or hand buoys for more resistance. Water shoes are recommended. 6 classes.

33. Japanese Language

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/15/2020 to 5/20/2020

New
Learn basics to speak, read, and write in Japanese. We will cover useful phrases and vocabulary for daily use, travel, and conversation. Please purchase text prior to class: Japanese from Zero to 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals (Japanese Edition) authors: George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka, available at Amazon. Please register by March 26. Do not order text prior to March 30 in the event that the class is cancelled due to low enrollment. 6 classes.

34. Balloon Twisting for Adults

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/22/2020 to 5/6/2020

New
Bring joy and laughter to any occasion with balloon sculptures. Balloons are a popular form of entertainment at parties, reunions, company picnics, weddings, and other events. Balloon artist Ron Cain teaches the basics of balloon twisting. Students will learn how to make balloon animals, hats, bracelets, flowers, airplanes, and many other shapes. Special twists and techniques will be taught that are only known by balloon experts. For the final class project, students will create a balloon playhouse. A supply fee of $10 is collected by the teacher at the first class. 3 classes.

35. POUND! Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/28/2020 to 6/2/2020

New
POUND is a full body drumming workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired moves. Using slightly weighted drumsticks, POUND keeps you in constant motion, engages your core, and not only targets large muscle groups but works muscles you may not necessarily use every day! While burning up to 900 calories an hour, you get to rock out to your favorite music! So bring a yoga mat and release your inner rockstar! 6 classes.

36. Zumba with Tess! Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/29/2020 to 6/10/2020

New
You do not need to be a dancer or an aerobic fanatic to love Zumba. Anyone can do it! This Latin inspired dance-fitness program blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a fitness party that is downright addictive. Join the party! 6 classes

37. Chair Yoga Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2020 to 6/11/2020

New
NEW TIME! ~6:00-6:45pm~ Have you wanted to try yoga, but getting up and down from the floor seems daunting? Many others have that same feeling, and this class is for you! We will work on strength, flexibility, and balance using a chair for support. No need to avoid yoga anymore! Wear comfortable clothing. 6 classes.

38. Swing Dancing

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2020 to 5/28/2020

New
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Swing! Get in the groove on the dance floor with the exciting East Coast Swing. Learn many basic and some intermediate steps in both single and triple rhythms as well as partnering skills. 4 classes.

39. Yoga with Weights Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2020 to 6/11/2020

New
NEW TIME! ~7:00-8:15pm~ Explore some of the benefits of yoga postures and breathing while kicking it up a notch! Using many basic yoga postures with the addition of light weights, we will strengthen and tone. Bring a yoga mat as well as a set of small hand weights (3 pounds or less works well). Light ankle weights are also welcome, though not required. Each session is 6 classes.

40. Aqua Fitness with Linda Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2020 to 6/4/2020

New
This shallow water medium intensity workout, using water and equipment (noodles or hand buoys) includes resistance training to increase endurance and flexibility. This is an effective way for participants to experience the aerobic and muscle-strengthening benefits with low impact on their joints. All levels welcome. Water shoes are recommended. Each session is 6 classes.

41. Basic Yoga Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/4/2020 to 6/15/2020

New
We will explore yoga postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and relaxation techniques in a class designed for beginners and intermediates. Standing poses and floor postures will add strength and flexibility while increasing your endurance. Hannah will emphasize proper technique to reduce chance of injury. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Each session is 6 classes.

42. Cloud Computing - Get It All For Free

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/4/2020

New
You can "Cloud" it too! The following courses introduce participants to no-cost or inexpensive web tools that will be there for you from any device connected to the Internet. Sick of paying for expensive software suites? Google® has a wonderful suite of apps that will take place of that expensive software. Better yet, they are completely free! Apps include word processor, presentation, spreadsheet, and much more!

43. Yoga - For Men Only! Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/4/2020 to 6/15/2020

New
Are you tight through your hips, knees, and shoulders? Need strengthening in your lower back? Want to find a way to work through stress, but find that most yoga classes are dominated by women? This class is just for you. A non-competitive way to work on strength, flexibility, and balance. Create better habits for spinal health and work around your own limitations (old injuries, anyone?). Whether you are a weekend warrior or a couch potato, this class can be tailored to your needs. 6 classes.

44. Cloud Computing - File Storage on the Cloud

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/11/2020

New
You can "Cloud" it too! The following courses introduce participants to no-cost or inexpensive web tools that will be there for you from any device connected to the Internet. Learn about free sites where you can keep all of your files in one place and access them from any Internet ready device. These sites will help keep you organized and ready, even when your computer crashes.

45. Tarot: An Introduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/13/2020 to 5/27/2020

New
Have you wanted to unlock the mysteries of the Tarot, but do not know where to start? Learn to study the Tarot one card at a time. Develop an understanding of the suits, numbers, and symbols. Learn to read for yourself and others using some of the most popular layouts. The origin of the Tarot and how to use the cards for meditation will be discussed. Bring your own Rider-Waite Tarot Deck if possible. A textbook fee of $10 will be collected at the first class. 3 classes.

46. Hour Pre-Licensing Course - May 16

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/16/2020

New
Mandatory for all new student drivers! This class is offered once a month for high school students and is required for all new permit holders who hope to become licensed drivers. Class content includes defensive driving, traffic safety, rules of the road, and alcohol awareness. Choose the best date and pre-register with Adult Education. Please bring your driver's permit. This class takes a quick break for lunch, so we encourage students to bring a lunch. DMV-approved course! 1 class.

47. Container Gardening

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/26/2020

New
Don't have time for that large garden? You can use a container of your choice to place on your patio or deck for the entire summer. We will explore the use of summer flowers and accent greens to enhance your front porch, or any other special location. It is movable so you can use it in several areas. All you need is to bring the container; we will provide soil and flowers for a sunny location. Please bring a container no more than 15" in diameter at opening and 18" tall. A supply fee of $22 will be collected by the instructor at class. 1 class.

48. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course - June 6

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 6/6/2020

New
Mandatory for all new student drivers! This class is offered once a month for high school students and is required for all new permit holders who hope to become licensed drivers. Class content includes defensive driving, traffic safety, rules of the road, and alcohol awareness. Choose the best date and pre-register with Adult Education. Please bring your driver's permit. This class takes a quick break for lunch, so we encourage students to bring a lunch. DMV-approved course! 1 class.