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Fall 2014 Community Education Classes

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 Computers for Seniors Advanced I.
Pre-requisite: Computers for Seniors Advanced I.   $50

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

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

Advanced Tai Chi -  Tuesdays,  Sept. 2-Oct. 21,  6:30pm-7:30pm  
Instructor Erik Hardin –
This class is a continuation of the Beginning Tai Chi.  Participants should be well versed in Tai Chi before taking the advanced class. Learn ancient Chinese internal and external exercises to increase strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, longevity, and focus.

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, educations credits, child tax credits, and earned income tax credit. $45

Income Tax for Small Business (Schedule C, Sole Proprietor) - Saturday, November 11, 8am-12pm
Instructor Martha Grant

Discussions topics will be on: deductions, record keeping, depreciable assets, and what’s new in 2014.  $ 45

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 want more clues to their family’s past.

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

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

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. $60

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 worksheetsand workbooks for home or office. For beginning to intermediate levels.  $60

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, it is designed to develop confidence on stream and covers all of the basic skills necessary for success. Learn basic fly casting instruction, equipment selection, water safety, reading the water, stream entomology, fly selection, knot tying and fishing techniques. $75

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. $10 materials fee. Class fee: $60.

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

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. $75

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.  $75

Pottery - Tuesdays, Sept 9-Oct 14, 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, mug, 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.


   To register for these classes call 870-508-6280.


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