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April 16, 2019

Continuing Education & Workforce Development announces variety of community education classes

Dog obedience, estate planning, watercolor painting, photography and more

Continuing Education & Workforce Development recently announced several upcoming courses taking place.

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2-4 p.m., Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville

Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to compost food scraps and yard waste to help reduce the amount of waste that enters landfills.

Instructor for the course is Ashley Bodkins of the University of Maryland Extension. She answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program for Garrett County.

Estate Planning: The Importance of Wills and Trusts

April 22 and 29, 6:30-9 p.m., Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville

This two-part course will address the common questions regarding wills, financial power of attorney, advance directives, protecting one’s home, and the Maryland estate administration/probate process.

Part one will be instructed by Brandon James Hoover, attorney in the Law Office of Donald S. Goldbloom. Rita Watson, Register of Wills for Garrett County, will instruct the second part of the course.

Basic Dog Obedience

Thursdays, April 25 – May 23, GC McHenry campus

Two time slots are being offered for the course, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

This is a fun class to learn basic obedience and bond with our animals. Over five weeks we will learn heel, sit, down, stay, recall and more. All dogs should be a minimum of six months of age and up-to-date on all vaccines including Bordetella.

Maggie Brown, owner of Joey's Bed and Bones, a boarding, daycare, and training facility based in Davis, W.Va. is the instructor for the course. She conducts classes ranging from basic obedience to puppy socialization throughout the area. She has been involved in animal rescue for over five years.

Home FIT with AARP Maryland

April 26, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Grantsville Senior Center

AARP will provide Information to help individuals safely remain in their own home as they age. The program leads participants through the process of thinking about each area of their current home in terms of whether it will meet their needs as they age from the viewpoint of accessibility/livability.

Lunch will be provided. There is no cost for the course; however, registration is necessary for meal count. The course is available in coordination with AARP Maryland.

Maryland Boater Safety

April 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., GC McHenry campus

The Maryland Basic Boating Course is packed full of the basic information one needs to know in order to boat safely and enjoy your time on the water. The latest laws regarding personal floatation devices, required safety equipment, operating personal watercraft and towing procedures will be discussed. Practice some chart reading and review the channel marker system in coastal waters. Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

The course is open to those 12 years of age and over and parents and grandparents are welcome to take the course as a great refresher. Participants will receive a class book at the time of registration and must bring their book to class with completed pre-test and quizzes.

Basics of Watercolor

Mondays, April 29 – May 20, 6-8 p.m., GC Northern Outreach Center

This class will cover everything you need to know to begin painting in watercolor. We will discuss the difference in weights and finishes of paper, brands of paints, and qualities of brushes. Participants will learn different techniques that make watercolor painting more “forgiving” than other mediums, dispelling the myth that it’s a hard medium to master.

Students are encouraged to bring in photos or pictures to paint from or props (flowers, shells, statuary). The instructor will supply all the tools, paper, paint and brushes.

The course is being taught by Mary Kay Watson, a watercolorist, proficient in drawing, and a Certified Zentangle® teacher. She has been an artist for over 40 years, is a Lifetime member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and the Morgantown Art Association.

Moments: Capturing Childhood in Pictures

Tuesdays, April 30 – May 7, 6-8 p.m., GC McHenry campus

Join Becky Jones, accomplished photographer, and learn to capture precious moments from a child's first few weeks of life, to their first day of school, to participating in sports and much more.

Course registration fees apply. To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.