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Fall 2014 ASUMH Community Education Classes



QuickBooks Pro - Mondays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Instructor Cindy Isbell

QuickBooks Pro is an easy-to-use accounting software program ideal for small business or personal use. This beginning course will teach you the basic functions. Become a confident user.


Pottery - Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor Liz Gamelin

This is a hand-building class, covering the basics of pottery making. Each session is three hours long. Session One: Intro to clay Pinch pots, Session Two: Coiled pots, Session Three: Simple Slabs, Session Four: Slab construction; making boxes, mugs, vases or vessel of your choice, Session Five: Finishing projects and beginning glazes, Session Six: Glazing, and if time allows, taking a turn on the potter's wheel. Class Fee $110, supply Fee$ 45.

Wellness 101 - Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 14, 6:00pm-8:00p.m.
Instructor Jeanie Larson
  A FUN, holistic approach to achieving optimal wellness. Topics covered include healthy eating and cooking, how to incorporate that dreaded "E" word (exercise!) into your busy life, stress reduction, life goal-setting (it's never too late to achieve your dreams), laughter as medicine, as well as alternative therapies, such as massage, meditation and Reiki. Multi-media lecture plus hands-on learning. Class fee $60. Materials fee $10.    


Basic Accounting for Small Business and Non-Profits - Tuesdays, Sept. 9- Oct. 14, 6pm-8pm,  Instructor Cindy Isbell
Learn the basic accounting steps you need to run your small business or non-profit organization.  You will learn how to record and keep accurate business records. This class requires the book, "The Accounting Game" by Judith Orloff and Darrell Mullis, ISBN-13 978-1402211867. $60


Genealogy 101 - Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct.16, 6:00pm-8:00pm,   Instructor Vicki Roberts Research your family's history. This class uses web-based search engines such as For the beginning researcher or for those that are seeking clues to their family's past.


Beginning Tai Chi - Tuesdays, Sept. 16 -Oct. 28, 5:30pm-6:30pm  
Instructor Erik Hardin-
Learn ancient Chinese internal and external exercises to increase strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, longevity, and focus. $80


Acrylic Painting - Tuesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Instructor Duane Hada

Learn professional tips and techniques to create your own masterpiece with acrylic paint. Hada is a working artist and passionate outdoorsman who loves the Ozarks. He holds a BSE in Art from the University of Central Arkansas and has taught numerous courses and workshops at local colleges and universities in both art and fly-fishing.  Hada's award-winning art is on display at Rivertown Gallery on the square in Mountain Home.



Food For Life - Thursdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 30, 6:00pm-7:30pm 
Instructor Lindsey Hardin 
Learn the latest nutritional information, enjoy cooking demos, taste healthy dishes and share your experiences.  $60


Concealed Handgun License Course - Saturdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, or Nov. 15,  8am-12pm,  Instructor Dan Hall
Upon completion of this one-day course, you will have a completed package ready to send to the Arkansas State Police to procure a concealed handgun permit. $75

The Impact and Legacy of the Presidents Upon the Constitution - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 23, 25, 30, Oct. 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16  3:00p.m-4:00p.m.     Instructor Jim Carroll

Historically, strong presidents have used their position to expand the powers granted to them by the constitution. This course provides an in depth look at the key times throughout history when the role and scope of the president has been challenged or altered. This course also provides a solid foundation for a special topics course in political science.


Essential Oils - Mondays, Sept. 29-Nov. 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Instructor Tammy Tenison

Come learn about essential oils in this fun, interactive class. Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends toward more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications. Students will learn history and science behind essential oils, as well as practical application for everyday health and household uses with hands-on "make & take" projects each class session. $35 class fee, $20 supply fee


Individual Income Tax Workshop - Saturday, Oct. 4, 8am-12pm    
Instructor Martha Grant -
In this class you will learn about the tax credits that you might be missing such as credit for child and dependent care expenses, education credits, child tax credits, and earned income tax credit. $45

Grant Writing and Financial Stability Workshop for Non-Profit Organizations
Thursday, Oct. 9, 9:30am-2:30pm Instructor Carol Petty 

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. This workshop will help you understand how grants work and help you prepare the necessary documents for various applications. Each person will receive a thumb drive with full of grant information. To register for this workshop please call Food Bank of Central Arkansas at 870-499-7565. $10


Beginning Fly Fishing - Thursdays, Oct. 9-Oct. 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Instructors John Berry and Lori Sloas - a local husband/wife team of professional guides with over twenty-five years of experience in guiding and fly fishing instruction. Structured for the beginner or novice angler, the class is designed to develop confidence on stream and covers all of the basic skills necessary for success. Learn basic fly casting, equipment selection, water safety, reading the water, stream entomology, fly selection, knot tying and fishing techniques. $75


Beginning Computers for Seniors - Fridays, Oct. 10-Nov. 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm Instructor Don Blair - Learn the basic functions of a computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard, learn about files and folders, email, Facebook and the internet.   $50


Computers for Seniors Advanced I - Fridays, Oct. 10-Nov. 14, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Instructor Don Blair - This class offers an expansion on Beginning Computers for Seniors. $50


Microsoft Office Excel - Mondays, Oct. 20-Nov. 24, 6:00pm-8:00p.m.
Instructor Cindy Isbell

Learn to use Microsoft Excel and cover the basic tools and methods used to create worksheets and workbooks for home or office. For beginning to intermediate levels. $60


Water Color Painting - Tuesdays , Oct. 28-Dec. 2, 6:00p.m.- 8:30p.m. This class will not meet on November 25. Instructor Duane Hada

Learn professional tips and techniques to create your own masterpiece in watercolor. Hada is a working artist and passionate outdoorsman who loves the Ozarks. He holds a BSE in Art from the University of Central Arkansas and has taught numerous courses and workshops at local colleges and universities in both art and fly-fishing.  Hada's award-winning art is on display at Rivertown Gallery on the square in Mountain Home.


Speak Up Nov. 4, 6 and 11 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Instructor Carol Petty  

Wish you were able to stand up and speak? Wish you could give a report, make an announcement, read to a congregation or make a sales presentation to a client?   YOU CAN! Join this workshop to learn those skills, lose the jitters, and become a confident, effective speaker. $45

Income Tax for Small Business (Schedule C, Sole Proprietor) - Saturday, Nov. 15, 8am-12pm Instructor Martha Grant

Discussion topics will be on deductions, record keeping, depreciable assets, and what's new in the upcoming 2014 tax year. $45






How to Register


In Person, at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, AR 72653.


Over the phone by calling 870-508-6280


By Mail, please mail checks to ASUMH, Department of Community Education, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, AR 72653. Please indicate which class you would like and list your phone number.


Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all accepted forms of credit/debit cards. If paying with cash, please have exact amount. All checks must be made payable to ASUMH. 



Please check this page often for class additions and updates.

Community Education Course Proposal

The Community Education Office of Arkansas State University - Mountain Home welcomes ideas for classes of interest to the local community.   If you have a suggestion for a community education class that you would like to teach, please complete the Community Education Course Proposal form and submit a short course description, a personal bio, a sample presentation and sample handouts for review.  Please contact Sarah Sikes at 870.508.6105 for more information.



To register for seated classes please call 870-508-6280 or stop by the first floor at The Sheid. To register for ed2go and Web CE please click on links above.

Please mail check for seated classes to:

Department of Community Education
1600 S. College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653