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We have completed our classes for the Spring.  We are grateful for all the instructors' preparation and the students' faithfulness.  Be looking for details of upcoming Fall Classes.
Enjoy these wonderful summer days!
 
Community Education Classes for Spring 2017, are as follows:
 
Breadmaking Class: There was such an overwhelming interest last fall when we offered a bread-making class that we are attempting to offer another one-time class to be held on Saturday, March 11. This class will be hands-on bread-making steps with added humor and science, plus you will take two loaves home with you! The class will be held at the Russellville Independent Schools Central Office, 355 S. Summer St., from 9am-Noon. The instructor is Martin Elmes. The cost will be $20 per student, and each student is asked to please bring a mixing spoon and a 2 qt. mixing bowl. We must have a minimum of 5 to have the class and a maximum of 12! Please register on or before Thursday, March 9.
 
“Cooking healthy choices for Every Body” This past fall this morning class filled very quickly, so we’ve decided to offer the same class this spring. Community Education Director Penni Nugent and Logan County SNAP Ed Assistant Paige Alexander are partnering together to offer this repeat hands-on”, Tuition-Free, “healthy choices” cooking class. At each class, you will have the opportunity to prepare, cook, and sample healthy recipes, learn nutrition information, and receive free incentives. The cooking classes will be held at Logan County Extension Office, 255 John Paul Rd.,Russellville. There will be Six Classes beginning on Wednesday, March 15; Time – 10-11:30 a.m., first session, crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wraps. Please register on or before Thursday, March 9. We must limit this class to a maximum of 10 students, so call soon!
 
D.I.Y. (Do-it-Yourself) Day Class: Have you ever been interested in making your own laundry detergent, air freshener, all-purpose cleaners, etc.? We are offering a DIY one-time class to be held on Saturday, April 22. This class will be hands-on, all supplies included, plus you will take samples home with you! The class will be held at the Russellville Independent Schools Central Office, from 9-11 a.m. The instructor is Tracy Houchens. The cost will be $20 per student. We must have a minimum of 5 to have the class and a maximum of 12! Please register on or before Thursday, April 20.
 
You can learn to play the Guitar! We will be offering a Beginning Guitar class starting on Monday, March 13, 2017, through April 17. This 6–week class will be a beginner class with basic lessons, and each student will need to provide their own guitar. The instructor is the talented Glen Browning. The class will be held at Stevenson Elementary from 5-6 p.m. The cost will be $60 per student for the entire 6 weeks. We must have a minimum of 5 to have the class and a maximum of 12! Please register on or before Friday, March 10.
 
Community Education Director Penni Nugent and Russellville Jr/Sr High School Visual Arts Instructor Chris Holloman are partnering together to offer another Visual Arts Class, The Joy of Art: Drawing and Printmaking. The cost will be $50.00 for 5 weeks! Art supplies are included, but you are welcome to bring your own drawing materials. Sessions will be held on Mondays, beginning March 20 and will end April 24. Classes will be held at Russellville Jr/Sr High School, in Room 12, from 4-5 p.m. Please call (270) 726-8405, ext. 4331,to register on or before Friday, March 17. We must have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 to have the class—so contact us soon!
 
Penni L. Nugent
Community Education Director
355 S. Summer Street
Russellville, KY 42276
Phone: (270)726-8405
Fax: (270)726-4036
Email: [email protected]
 
 
 
Current list of 2016 Fall Community Education Classes:

Bread making Class There has been an interest expressed in having a bread-making class, therefore, we are attempting to offer a one-time class to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016. This class will be hands-on bread-making steps with added humor and science, plus you will take two loaves home with you! The class will be held at the Russellville Independent Schools Central Office, 355 S. Summer St., from 9am-Noon. The instructor is Mr. Martin Elmes. The cost will be $20.00 per student, and each student is asked to please bring a mixing spoon and a 2 qt. mixing bowl.  We enrolled 12 students and 11 came and greatly enjoyed this class!  We will definitely have future classes with Mr. Elmes!

“Cooking healthy choices for Every Body” This past spring this evening class filled very quickly, so we’ve decided to offer the same class this fall during the day. Community Education Director, Penni Nugent, and Logan County SNAP Ed Assistant, Paige Alexander, are partnering together to offer this repeat “hands-on”, Tuition-Free, “healthy choices” cooking class. At each class, you will have the opportunity to prepare, cook, and sample healthy recipes, learn nutrition information, and receive free incentives. The cooking classes will be held at Logan County Cooperative Extension Office, 255 John Paul Rd., Russellville, KY. 6 (six) Tuition-Free, Healthy Choices Cooking Classes: Class Dates: Wednesdays, September 7, through October 19; Time - 10:00pm—11:30am. Recipes: Tex-Mex Fajitas; Making your own salad dressings; Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap; Enchilada Rice; Hawaiian Turkey sliders with mango/pineapple salsa; Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes.  We had 10 to enroll, and judging from some comments shared with me, they are really enjoying this class!

“Dancing with Kelly” Once again we’re offering this fun class! Learn some dance styles and more such as “Salsa”, “Waltz”, “Line dancing”, and “Swing dancing”!! This six-class program may be just for you! Classes will be held Mondays at Stevenson Elementary School gymnasium at 6pm, beginning Monday, September 12, 2016, through Monday, October 17, 2016! The cost will be $60.00 per person and/or $100.00 per couple for the entire 6 weeks! The instructor is Kelly Lewis, choreographer with the Russellville Arts Council Youth Summer Musicals, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Suessical”.  We have had 9 people sign up for this fun-filled class!  Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed learning from Kelly!

The Joy of Art: Observational Drawing Children love to draw and be creative. As we grow into adulthood we often loose that creativity and begin to think that we cannot draw or make art. Drawing is something we can all do and something we can all do better with training and practice. This course will focus on developing or reconnecting with our creative spirit as we explore observational drawing. Students will learn techniques with graphite pencils, pen and ink, and watercolor pencils while drawing various real life objects. Are you ready to unleash the power of art in your life? Community Education Director, Penni Nugent, and Mr. Chris Holloman, Russellville Jr/Sr High School Visual Arts Instructor, are partnering together to offer our first Visual Arts Class. The cost will be $40.00 for 4 weeks!! Art supplies are included, but you are welcome to bring your own pencils/sketchbook. Sessions will be held on Mondays, beginning, September 12 2016, and will end October 3, 2016. Classes will be held at Russellville Jr/Sr High School, in Room 12, from 4 pm—5 pm. Mr. Holloman shared with me that his 5 students are really coming along well with this class.  The only complaints have been that it lasts only 4 weeks.  This class will definitely be offered again and possibly others of which Mr. Holloman is gathering ideas.

Basic Sign Language Class After having our first class in the spring, we are again offering a class this Fall for anyone interested in learning sign language and having the ability to communicate with the deaf community. This two-classes-per-week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) program will assist you in learning the basics of conversational sign language. Sessions will begin, Tuesday, September 06, 2016, and end Thursday, September 29, 2016. Classes will be held at Stevenson Elementary School, in Room 407, from 4pm—5pm. The instructor is Mr. Jesse Vincent, a student at WKU. The cost will be $80.00 for 8 classes in 4 weeks!! Sessions will include learning deaf history, the culture, and etiquette along with grasping a better understanding of ASL (American Sign Language) through the alphabet, words you should know, numbers, common phrases, key expressions and important vocabulary words.   We just never know what is in store, but for some reason, we were unable to offer this class due to lack of enrollment.  We will possibly attempt it again in the Spring.

09/29/16 - Fall Break begins next week.  That is hard to believe!  However, we are thoroughly enjoying the cooler weather.  The days will be getting shorter soon, and then we will be looking forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!  Once again, I am thankful for all the students, young and older, who express interest and take part in the Community Education Classes.  Many blessings to each of you!
Always, keep learning!
Penni Nugent
 
Our Spring classes are completed:
“Cooking healthy choices for Every Body” Get ready to learn how to cook making heathy choices! Once again, Community Education Director, Penni Nugent, and Logan County SNAP Ed Assistant, Paige Alexander, partnered together to offer a “hands-on” Tuition-Free “healthy-choices” cooking class. At each class, students had the opportunity to prepare, cook, sample healthy recipes, learn nutrition information, and receive free incentives. The cooking classes was held at Logan County Cooperative Extension Office, 255 John Paul Rd., Russellville, KY. The class dates were Tuesdays, March 22, through May 10; Time - 5:00pm—6:30pm. Shared recipes: Tex-Mex Fajitas; Making your own salad dressings; Brown rice and Chicken; Thai-Vegetable Stir-fry; Enchilada Rice; Hawaiian Turkey sliders with mango/pineapple salsa; French Toast or Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes. We had to limit this class to a maximum of 12 students!

Basic Sign Language Class There was an interest expressed in learning sign language and having the ability to communicate with the Deaf community. Therefore, we offered the first  Basic Sign Language Class this spring, 2016. This 4-week program (2 classes per week) assisted 4 students in learning the basics of conversational sign language. Sessions began, Thursday, March 24, 2016, and end Tuesday, April 19, 2016. They were held at Stevenson Elementary School, from 5pm—6pm. The instructor, Jesse F. Vincent, is a sign-language student at WKU. The cost was $80.00 for 8 classes!! Sessions included learning the alphabet, words students should know, numbers, common phrases, key expressions and important vocabulary words.  This was a great first attempt, and we hope to offer another class in the fall, 2016.

The Basic Spanish Class and “Dancing with Kelly” class did not have enough students to hold these this Spring.  We hope to try again in the Fall.  Be watching to find details posted!
 
Enjoy these wonderful summer days!
 
12/03/15
Our Fall semester of classes will soon be coming to an end. The Basic Spanish Class, once again, taught by Griselda Vargas, has been beneficial to the students. Their final class will be next week. We are grateful for all Griselda’s preparation and for the students’ participation.

Logan County SNAP Ed Assistant, Paige Alexander, and I partnered once again to offer a “Crock-Pot Cooking Class”. Each evening, students had the opportunity to learn a crock-pot recipe, sample that recipe, learn nutrition information, receive a notebook of over 90 recipes, and of course, be given free incentives!

We offered a new class this Fall, Dancing with Kelly!” The 4 participating couples loved this class, as well as the instructor, Kelly Lewis, choreographer with the Summer Musical, “Beauty and the Beast”, and instructor at Logan County Gymnastics.  They learned some dance styles such as: “Salsa”, “Waltz”, “Line dancing”, and “Swing dancing”!! I’m pretty sure this will be a “repeat” class.

Future class plans are in the process for the possibilities of sign-language, crafts, and cake decorating. If you have any suggestions for upcoming classes, please feel free to email me. Please keep in mind we need a minimum of 5 students enrolled to have the classes. Thanks!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

06/03/15
We have just completed our two classes for the Spring.  The Basic Spanish Class, taught by Griselda Vargas, was helpful to the students who participated.  We are grateful for all her preparation and the students faithfulness. 
The "Cooking Around the World" class was tasty and fun!  Paige Alexander did a super job collecting recipes, gathering supplies, allowing the students to work "hands-on", and also, giving free kitchen gifts. 
We hope to have another Spanish Class this fall, and we have tentative plans for another cooking class. 
I have received some suggestions for future classes:  ballroom & line dancing classes, cake decorating, sign-language, and crafts.  Plans are in the process for these possibilities. If you have any suggestions for upcoming classes, please feel free to email me.  Remember, we need a minimum of 5 students to have the classes.  Details for future classes to be announced! 
Have a great summer!
Thanks!
 
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