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Here's a list of Community Education classes beginning next week (Oct.7-10):
CARVED IN STONE: CEMETERY HISTORY & SYMBOLISM: Ever wander through an old cemetery and wonder about the lives of those buried there? This class takes a detailed look at the history of cemeteries; various types of cemeteries and burial customs of cultures and religions; and the sometimes hidden meaning of the many symbols and emblems found on gravestones. Click here to learn more and register.  
CPR CERTIFICATION- AMERICAN SAFETY & HEALTH INSTITUTE (ASHI):   Learn the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Heartsaver CPR procedures for performing Heartsaver CPR and methods for assisting choking patients; this class will also cover the AED (Automated External Defibrillators) used in schools. Click here to learn more and register.  
CPR CERTIFICATION: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SAFETY AND HEALTH (NASH):  TCPR/AED course covers adult, child, and infant CPR; choking; and usage of the AED (automated external defibrillator). Click here to learn more and register.    
HAVE YOU HAD THE TALK: FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Do you want open casket for viewing or not? Cremation or burial... what did Dad want? Other topics that will be discussed: Vital Statistical Information for the Death Certificate; how to write an Obituary; Social Security and V.A. Benefits. Click here to learn more and register. 
 Taking the picture is only half the job. This class will focus on images you have already taken and how they can be enhanced so that they jump off the page. You will learn how to organize your photos so that you can find that favorite you took two years ago. Click here to learn more and register.
THE GERIATRIC YEARS OF YOUR DOG:  Join two local veterinarians in a discussion on how to improve your dog's mobility and quality of life as it ages. Topics include nutrition, pain management, physical therapy options, exercise programs and end of life considerations. Click here to learn more and register. 
WRITING RIGHT: WHY THIS TITLE IS INCORRECT:  Clear, correct writing is important regardless of your age or field of employment. Students will gain a better understanding of grammar's basic rules, an appreciation of their importance, and where to go for assistance. Click here to learn more and register.  
ACUPRESSURE POINTS FOR COMMON PROBLEMS:  Learn about acupressure points that will allow you to self treat stress, anxiety, pain and many other common complaints; taught by a licensed acupuncturist.  Click here to learn more and register. 
BUTTER IS BEAUTIFUL & BREAD IS BAD - HOW TO REALLY EAT: If you think you eat "right" but still have trouble with your weight, if you want to understand how to eat so you never have to "diet" again, and if you want to stop the "yo-yo" effect of gaining it all back after every "diet", then take this three session course to learn how we are supposed to eat. Click  here to learn more and register. 

HP LIFE TRAINING - WRITING A MARKETING PLAN: This topic introduces the novice entrepreneur to the initial steps necessary for writing up the marketing section of a Business Plan. This class will build on concepts presented in the Basics of Marketing but attendees can attend one without the other. Students will be introduced to the Marketing Mix: Product, Place, Price and Promotion, and learn basic word processing.  Click here to learn more and register. 
LANDSCAPE YOUR OWN YARD!:  Learn the principles of landscaping from a University of Idaho horticulturist who will challenge students to begin designing their own landscape project. Learn about soil and plant considerations, plant selection, and how to place plants for the best effect. Click here to learn more and register. 
QUICKBOOKS - THE BASICS AND MORE:  Join this QuickBooks guru and set up a sample company with vendors, bank accounts, employees and customers. You will learn all the basics including how to run credit cards and pay invoices, set up employees and payroll and tax deductions. Click here to learn more and register. 
STRETCH & TONE FOR EVERYONE:  Whether you have never exercised, or are a gym rat, you will quickly attain another level of fitness when you attend this fun class! Click  here to learn more and register. 
SURVIVING ADVERSITY: RECOVERY & RESILIENCE AFTER GRIEF AND LOSS:  We all experience adversity and loss in life. Recovery from grief or loss can take many forms. Learn healthy coping mechanisms to help in the recovery process. Interactive exercises and tools will be used in this class. The class is taught by a licensed clinical social worker who is also a mother who has survived the death of a child.  You can live life again, and live it well. Click  here to learn more and register. 

A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MONEY MATTERS:  A Woman's Guide to Money Matters is a seminar designed for women of all ages to learn how to take control of their financial life by examining their values and setting specific, realistic and measurable goals. The seminar also covers key strategies for three common financial goals: preparing for retirement, living in retirement and paying for education. Click here to learn more and register. 

ELIMINATE THE DAILY CLUTTER CULPRITS!:  How to keep a house clean in just minutes a day by applying systems that keep laundry, dishes, bedrooms and general clutter in tow. These are the housekeeping chores that if left undone pile higher and deeper; encourage more clutter, and turn your house from a palace to a pig pen in a very short time. Click here to learn more and register. 
FLY FOR FREE!:  Learn simple techniques to earn thousands of airline frequent flyer miles good for travel anywhere in the world! Our instructor has traveled all around the world and will share the skills necessary to successfully redeem mileage awards for trips to your favorite destinations. Click  here to learn more and register. 
HOME BUYING- NOW IS THE TIME:  Learn how to save a lot of money and avoid problems when buying your first home or your dream home. Interest rates are still low and so are the prices in the valley but they are both headed up! Buy now while homes are still affordable. Learn how to find the best buys, how to get financing, how to search for properties yourself, how to be the first buyer to know about new home listings, home inspections and more! Gain knowledge and save dollars! Click  here to learn more and register. 
KNITTING - INTERMEDIATE I: For those with basic skills, must know how to knit and purl. In this class you'll learn to increase, decrease, create cable and other patterned stitches.  Click  here to learn more and register. 
STONES AND CRYSTALS: A NATIVE AMERICAN APPROACH:  This is an introductory class on the healing properties of stones and crystals based on Native American principles which are considerably different than the New Age school of thought. Students will learn healing, programming and cleaning techniques, how to wear and store crystals and how to choose personal stones to work with. The night of the first class, each student will take home a crystal quartz point. Click here to learn more and register. 
TRAVEL LIGHT, TRAVEL SAFE:  Do travel needs seem like a mystery?  Ever packed too much and still wound up without needed items? The instructor, a veteran of dozens of international trips, will share his insights on keeping bags light and safe while abroad. Click here to learn more and register. 
WORDPRESS.COM:  Understanding WordPress front-end and back-end to create a nice looking, functional website. Click  here to learn more and register. 
ASTROLOGY:  Vedic Astrology, also known as Jyotisha, has been practiced for thousands of years. Recently, astrology has been making a comeback as more people are now interested in learning this ancient science. This class aims to introduce people to the basic concepts of Vedic Astrology; what it can reveal about you, and how it works to time events in the future. Click here to learn more and register. 
BAKING GLUTEN-FREE BREAD: Baking gluten-free can be a challenge. Join this seasoned gluten-free baker and let her teach you recipes and tricks to take the challenge out of baking gluten-free breads.  Click here to learn more and register. 
MAKE OVER YOUR MEDICINE CABINET WITH ESSENTIAL OILS:  Join an essential oils specialist to learn how to save money and avoid side-effects of over-the-counter meds by using natural remedies. Save time, money, and trips to the doctor's office! Click  here to learn more and register. 
UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMING STRATEGIES:  You are invited to a class addressing how Social Security fits into pre-retirement planning. Despite the current debate about the future of Social Security, you have already paid for it and it's fully funded through 2037. A recent Boston College study funded by the Social Security Administration concluded that couples are entitled to $9.7 billion more than is claimed each year.  Click here to learn more and register. 
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