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1. Pickle-Ball Session 3 - 6:15-7:30

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 3/6/2019

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Pickle-Ball® was created with one thing in mind: fun! It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you're five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. Pickle-ball® is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickle-ball® paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a whiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and whiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. All equipment will be provided. 6 classes.

2. Pickle-Ball Session 3a - 7:30-8:45pm

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 3/6/2019

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Pickle-Ball® was created with one thing in mind: fun! It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you're five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. Pickle-ball® is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickle-ball® paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a whiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and whiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. All equipment will be provided. 6 classes.

3. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course -Feb. 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 2/2/2019

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.

4. Nutrition for Healthy Families

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 2/5/2019

Feeding a family can be hard work, but nourishing yourself and your family with healthy food is possible! Registered dietitians will cover topics such as how to deal with the picky eater of any age, ways to get your family around the dinner table and why it is so important, how to choose healthier foods on a budget and ways to meal plan so you can stick to your goals and get your family on a healthier path. 1 class.

5. Digital Photography

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 3/18/2019

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.

6. Long-Term Care Insurance & Planning: An Introduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2019

Learn how to protect your family and loved ones from the physical, emotional and financial consequences of extended chronic care with a plan that may or may not include insurance. This class will cover a description and discussion of the various types of long-term care insurance available including traditional LTC Insurance, hybrid life/LTC insurance and life insurance with LTC or chronic illness rider. 1 class.

7. Social Security Retirement Benefits

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/4/2019

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.

8. Guitar: Beginner

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 5/14/2019

This introductory course will focus on the basics of playing the guitar. Students will learn how to play melodies, chords and scales, and how to read standard notation and tablature. Please bring an acoustic guitar and tuner along with the following book to class. Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Books 1,2,and 3) ISBN 0-634-04701-9 (CD or Online Audio Access Edition)10 classes.

9. Guitar: Intermediate

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 5/14/2019

This course expands upon the skills and knowledge learned in the beginner guitar course. Please bring an acoustic guitar and tuner along with the following book to class. Please contact the instructor prior to purchasing the book. Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition (Books 1, 2, and 3). ISBN 0-634-04701-9 (CD or Online Audio Access Edition) 10 classes.

10. Basic Gardening

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019

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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.

11. Japanese Calligraphy

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 3/26/2019

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.

12. Mindful Eating

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019

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Mindful Eating: Fad diets and so-called “yo-yo” dieting have become the norm for many people. Mindful eating takes a different approach to help people get off the rollercoaster of dieting and form a healthier relationship with food and their body. Registered dietitians will discuss the principles of mindful eating and teach participants strategies to help them start nourishing their bodies in a healthy way. 1 class.

13. POUND! Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 4/9/2019

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.

14. Two Left Feet: Line Dancing for Ultra Beginners - Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 4/9/2019

This class is designed for the novice dancer: those who have never danced before, or those who are still beginners and would like to refine their techniques. Concentrating on the basic steps of line dancing (triple step, jazz box, step touch and others), the class will build expertise and skill progressively throughout the six week period. At the end of this class, the student will recognize the different steps and be able to execute them correctly in a variety of dances. The student will also be given a basic understanding of counts and their significance in line dance. 6 classes.

15. Excel: An Introduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 3/26/2019

Learn how to create and manipulate spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013, as well as develop a basic understanding of spreadsheets. Topics introduced and explored through hands-on activities are: Basic Functions, Cell Basics, Formatting Cells, Graphics, Modifying Data, Saving, Simple Formulas, Printing, Sorting & Outlining Data, and Worksheets. No prior Microsoft Excel experience is required, but it is recommended that participants have experience using a Microsoft Windows computer. 4 classes.

16. Water Aerobics Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 4/9/2019

This is a low-impact, total body workout in shallow water. Each class includes warm-up, cardiovascular exercises, strength training, cool down, and stretching. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. You may want to bring a combination lock, towel, and drinking water. Water shoes are recommended. Non-swimmers are welcome. 6 classes.

17. Line Dancing: Beginner - Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 4/9/2019

Did you know that dancing is one of the best ways to stay mentally and physically fit? This class will be geared for those who have danced to beginner and improver levels. Music will be everything from contemporary to country. Students will learn how to apply styling to their dancing. Each session is 6 classes

18. Origami

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/6/2019 to 3/27/2019

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.

19. T'ai Chi Chih®: Joy thru Movement

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/6/2019 to 4/10/2019

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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. 6 classes.

20. America's Boating Course

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/6/2019 to 4/3/2019

This course, for ages 10 and up, is for interested individuals who operate, crew, or sail a power 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 May 1, 1996 to operate any mechanically propelled boat. Family members wishing to share a manual may do so. 5 classes: four 2-hour classes plus exam in fifth class.

21. Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/6/2019 to 3/13/2019

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.

22. Computers - An Introduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/7/2019 to 3/21/2019

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.

23. Power Yoga Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/7/2019 to 4/11/2019

This class will concentrate on warm-ups, posture flows and added strengthening exercises that will leave you refreshed but relaxed. If you feel comfortable with your basic yoga techniques and want to add more endurance as well as upper body strengthening to your yoga practice, this is the class for you. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and 1 or 2 pound weights. 6 classes.

24. Find Your Psychic Self

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/7/2019 to 3/21/2019

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.

25. Social Ballroom Dancing

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/7/2019 to 4/11/2019

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.

26. Chair Yoga Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/7/2019 to 4/11/2019

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.

27. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course -March 9

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/9/2019

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.

28. Basic Yoga Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/11/2019 to 4/29/2019

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. 6 classes

29. Belly Dancing: Beginner

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/11/2019 to 4/29/2019

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.

30. Zumba with Tess! Session 1

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/13/2019 to 4/24/2019

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

31. Small Garden Design

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/19/2019 to 3/26/2019

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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.

32. Investing for Women

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/20/2019 to 3/27/2019

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.

33. CPR - Adult & Child

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/21/2019

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 lay responder with 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.

34. A Guide to Casino Games

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 3/27/2019 to 4/10/2019

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.

35. Clean Eating: An Introduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/2/2019

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Are you interested in a healthier way of eating, but are not sure where to start? Registered dietitians will discuss simple ways to introduce more whole foods to your daily diet and fewer processed foods, what to look for on a food label, myths and facts about added sugar and sodium, and provide you with simple recipes for cleaner eating. 1 class.

36. Designing with Tropical Plants

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/2/2019

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Learn how to use tropical plants for your garden and container gardens. We will discuss care, plant selection, plant design and installation. Try something new this summer! Lets discover all of the new tropical plants and flowers that can make your garden grow into a tropical paradise. 1 class.

37. Get Paid to Teach What you Love

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/3/2019

Share what you love and start making extra money by turning your talents and interests into educational products like ebooks, live classes, workshops and online courses. Explore the options available to create your very first offering. This class is perfect for creative people who want to share their expertise. You will learn how to choose the right topic and the type of teaching and style that works for you. You will leave with ideas, inspiration, resources and action steps to get you started.1 class.

38. Japanese Language

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/3/2019 to 5/15/2019

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! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals (Japanese Edition) authors: George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka, available at Amazon. Please register by March 21. Do not order text prior to March 26 in the event that the class is cancelled due to low enrollment. 6 classes.

39. First Aid

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/4/2019

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.

40. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course -April 6

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/6/2019

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.

41. Excel: Intermediate Topics

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/9/2019 to 5/7/2019

Expand upon your current knowledge and unlock the real power of Excel. Topics introduced and explored through hands-on activities are: Charts, Complex Formulas, Conditional Formatting, Dropdown Menus, Filtering Data, Formatting Tables, PivotTables, Sharing Workbooks, Sparklines, Templates, and What-If Analysis. Microsoft Excel 2013 will be used and participants should have prior experience with this program. 4 classes.

42. Selling Your Creative Work

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/10/2019

Have you ever thought about making and selling the work you create, but have no idea where to begin? This is the class for you! Learn how to sell your handmade work online, in stores and at craft shows. The possibilities are many, from consignment and wholesale, to juried art shows and trunk shows. You will learn how to present, showcase and display your work in a way that draws people in and sells. This class is perfect for you if you already make something to sell, or want to make something to sell in the future.1 class.

43. POUND! Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2019 to 6/4/2019

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.

44. Two Left Feet: Line Dancing for Ultra Beginners - Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2019 to 6/4/2019

This class is designed for the novice dancer: those who have never danced before, or those who are still beginners and would like to refine their techniques. Concentrating on the basic steps of line dancing (triple step, jazz box, step touch and others), the class will build expertise and skill progressively throughout the six week period. At the end of this class, the student will recognize the different steps and be able to execute them correctly in a variety of dances. The student will also be given a basic understanding of counts and their significance in line dance. 6 classes.

45. Water Aerobics Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2019 to 6/4/2019

This is a low-impact, total body workout in shallow water. Each class includes warm-up, cardiovascular exercises, strength training, cool down, and stretching. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. You may want to bring a combination lock, towel, and drinking water. Water shoes are recommended. Non-swimmers are welcome. 6 classes.

46. Line Dancing: Beginner - Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 4/30/2019 to 6/4/2019

Did you know that dancing is one of the best ways to stay mentally and physically fit? This class will be geared for those who have danced to beginner and improver levels. Music will be everything from contemporary to country. Students will learn how to apply styling to their dancing. Each session is 6 classes

47. Jewelry Making: Patterned, Textured Earrings

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/1/2019

Learn to cut, add textures, pattern and color to copper sheet metal to make a pair of custom earrings. You will use metal shears, an embossing machine, heat gun and various coloring agents to create your very own design. Beads can also be added for a little extra flair. You will leave class with at least one pair of copper earrings on sterling silver ear wires, possibly more if time allows. No previous jewelry making experience is needed. 1 class.

48. Zumba with Tess! Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/1/2019 to 6/12/2019

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

49. Power Yoga Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 6/13/2019

This class will concentrate on warm-ups, posture flows and added strengthening exercises that will leave you refreshed but relaxed. If you feel comfortable with your basic yoga techniques and want to add more endurance as well as upper body strengthening to your yoga practice, this is the class for you. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and 1 or 2 pound weights. 6 classes.

50. Swing Dancing

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/30/2019

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.

51. Chair Yoga Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 6/13/2019

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.

52. Basic Yoga Session 2

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 6/17/2019

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. 6 classes

53. Nutrition for Healthy Families

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/7/2019

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Feeding a family can be hard work, but nourishing yourself and your family with healthy food is possible! Registered dietitians will cover topics such as how to deal with the picky eater of any age, ways to get your family around the dinner table and why it is so important, how to choose healthier foods on a budget and ways to meal plan so you can stick to your goals and get your family on a healthier path. 1 class.

54. Tarot: An Inrtoduction

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/8/2019 to 5/22/2019

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.

55. 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course -May 18

Program: West Genesee Adult Ed

Dates: 5/18/2019

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.