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January 22nd, 2019

Continuing Education & Workforce Development recently announced several upcoming courses scheduled for the month of February.

Jewish Resistance

February 12, 5-7 p.m., GC Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville

This course is scheduled for three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 12. The class will present the different ways Jews fought back against the Nazis. To quote survivor Leo Bretholz, “People did not march quietly to the ovens. Many of us resisted, fought, ran, and fought some more, grew up, struggled to stay alive, found unforeseen courage, and persevered."

Instructor for the course is Beth Luers, who retired from GC after 32 years of teaching history and cultural geography. She recently published a book, Creating Light, centered around three Holocaust survivors depicting what each did to give back to a world that wanted them dead.

Additionally, she has taken students to Holocaust sites in Eastern Europe and brought Holocaust survivors to Garrett College as part of the Joan Crawford Lecture Series.

For the Love of Cheese

February 14, 6-8 p.m., High Country Creamery in Grantsville

For many cheese lovers, grilled cheese is a love story in itself, a tale of taste buds and glorious melted assorted cheeses. Join us for Valentine’s Day as we team up with High Country Creamery (97 Locker Lane, Grantsville, MD) to learn their story about their passion for fresh, local, artisan cow cheese. The session will begin with a tour with complementary cheese tasting, followed by a delightful meal of grilled cheese exploding with flavor, paired with a cup of piping hot soup (tomato or cheesy potato) at the Farm Table Eatery. Please note – this session does not include observing a cheese making process. Transportation will not be provided.

Beekeeping 101

February 19 – March 19 (Tuesdays only), 7-9 p.m., GC Southern Outreach Center

This course is designed to help beginners learn the history of the honeybee, colony structure, anatomy and bee biology. The course will also explain the tools of the trade and importance of hive location. Class topics will include the following: discussions about collecting swarms, installing package bees, establishing colonies, handling invasive extractions, transporting hives, mite and pesticide control, and avoiding threats from humans and animals. Participants will also receive the book, "Story’s Guide to Keeping Honeybees’ by Malcolm Stanford, included in the course fee.

The course is being co-instructed by Hop Cassidy and Chip Lee. Cassidy is a long-time beekeeper. For man years, he served as the apiary inspector for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Additionally, he has supported new beekeepers as the president of the Appalachian Beekeepers Association. Lee has completed certification as a master beekeeper and is an active member of the Appalachian Beekeepers Association. He has kept bees for years and regularly sells honey at the Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market.

Propagating Houseplants

February 20, 2-4 p.m., GC Southern Outreach Center

Houseplants add beauty with foliage and flowers to the inside of your home. Learn some tips for keeping them happy and healthy in your house. Design ideas for creating a terrarium, fairy garden, or dish garden, as well as easy asexual plant propagation techniques, with hands on experiments. The course is offered in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension.

Instructor for the course is Ashley Bodkins, who works for the University of Maryland Extension and answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program in Garrett County. She received a bachelor’s in agronomy and an associate’s in horticulture.

Essential Oils: The Basics and Beyond

February 26 and March 5, 6-8 p.m., GC McHenry campus

Do you want to learn more about essential oils? Using essential oils can be a safe, natural option to support, protect, and maintain your and your family’s health and wellbeing. In this two-part class, participants will learn the following: what essential oils are and how to use them, the benefits of use for physical and emotional health and terminology, as well as safety, storage, and usage guidelines. The top essential oils for health and wellness, tips for creating routines and using essential oils in everyday life will also be covered. The class concludes with the creation of a variety of DIY products that attendees will take home. The course fee includes the cost of materials.

Instructor for the course is Kearstin Hinebaugh, whose objective is to incorporate as many natural solutions and non-toxic products as possible, including essential oils, into her family’s everyday life. Like others, she was initially intimated by the little brown bottles, but since uncovering their diverse applications and uses, she has become a bit obsessed with transforming her family’s routines and making over their medicine, beauty, and cleaning cabinets with essential oil-based products and she wants to assist others in becoming empowered to do the same.

Understanding and Estimating Health Care Costs

February 25, 6-7:30 p.m., GC Southern Outreach Center

Taking control of your health care costs makes you a smart health care consumer. This course will assist you in better understanding and estimating your health care expenses. The class will explore the various types of health care costs, identify resources to identify costs, and provide resources to assist in planning. Smart Use Health Insurance is a collaborative initiative by University of Maryland Extension and Delaware Cooperative Extension to promote health insurance literacy.

Instructor for the course is Kearstin Hinebaugh, whose objective is to incorporate as many natural solutions and non-toxic products as possible, including essential oils, into her family’s everyday life. Like others, she was initially intimated by the little brown bottles, but since uncovering their diverse applications and uses, she has become a bit obsessed with transforming her family’s routines and making over their medicine, beauty, and cleaning cabinets with essential oil-based products and she wants to assist others in becoming empowered to do the same.

Dr. Jesse M. Ketterman, Jr. an extension educator for University of Maryland Extension serving Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties focusing on financial and health insurance literacy, is the instructor for the class. Ketterman serves as an accredited financial counselor.

Course registration fees apply. For additional information on the above courses, contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.