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Golf for Beginners


with Alex Plummer

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will focus on how to begin playing the game of golf. Each week will cover a different aspect of the game from basic rules, formats of play, and history of the sport through the fourth week playing a nine-hole round of golf. Along the way students will learn the mechanics of the golf swing, use of clubs, putting and chipping, and be introduced to the variety of golf equipment and apparel that is essential to playing the game. At the end of the course, students will feel confident in their game regardless of age, ability, and physique.

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Pickleball Learn to Play 9.7.22
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Pickleball Learn to Play 9.7.22


with Craig Wilson

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Come try your hand at one of the fastest growing sports in the country - Pickleball. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. This weekly clinic will be held on the tennis courts at MRC and will consist of general instruction and open play. This class must be paid by check or cash.

Growing through Grief


with Laura Lee Perkins, MS

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Grief is hard work which embodies tremendous potential for healing and transformation. This work is deep, often painful and the process can shatter our illusion of normalcy as we yearn for a new center of emotional gravity. Somehow, we find a way to integrate loss into the fabric of our lives as that intangible part of us evolves into even deeper awareness and connection. This 4-week class will offer ways to move through this personal empowerment journey - no matter when your grief experience happened. The $10 workbook for the class can be purchased from the instructor the first night.

Sewing with Knit Fabrics


with Diana Falciani

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Learn the basic properties of a knit fabric and how it differs from woven fabrics. We will construct two t-shirts in class, time permitting. Students will bring a favorite t-shirt to copy along with scissors, fabric marking pen, pins, and measuring tape. Please also bring 2 yards pre-laundered (washed and machine dried) knit fabric and matching thread. The knit fabric for the second t-shirt will be discussed in class.

Writing Winning Grant Proposals


with Frank Burtnett

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will present strategies that nonprofit organizations can utilize to develop proposals for external funding by foundations, agencies, organizations and corporations. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of the various types of grant makers and the process that must be followed to secure support for new or expanded initiatives. The first two classes will cover the “nuts and bolts” of writing a grant – basic grant development and writing process, followed by the anatomy of a proposal and guidance on how to write your proposal and what to include. There will then be a one-week break during which participants will work on a draft of their proposal, the instructor will be available for consultation via email for this week. For the final class students will bring their draft proposals for review and evaluation by peers and the instructor and learn the next steps for submission. Class will also address submission and follow-up strategies. Class meets for 2 hours/night for the first two classes, 3 hours for the third class. Class does not meet on 9/27. Topics covered include: • Grant makers and funding sources • Learning about grants, contracts and gifts • Terminology and definitions • Grant making in the current economic climate • Resources for grant seekers including national, state and local • Dissecting grant guidelines and request for proposals • Varied methods of grant acquisition – Targeting the right source • Types of projects • Program/project development model • Anatomy of a proposal • Importance of accountability, evaluation and dissemination • Developing a budget • Writing strategies and tips for separating your grant proposal from the competition • Submitting the proposal • Grant proposal as seen by reviewer/evaluator

Spanish - Beginner


with Paul Garcia

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Paul Garcia's classes have been among our most popular offerings for many years. Beginners’ Spanish introduces elements of basic grammar and vocabulary by means of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to instructor at the first class.

Computer Help for the Almost Absolute Beginner 9.13.22


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn from your home! Simply click the text sent to your email, type your name, click “register” or “join”, and then click the word “ok” and you will be “in class”, watching and listening to your live instructor! Your instructor will start off explaining basic terms that can be foreign to the beginner. We will navigate the desktop and look at some of the benefits of using a computer. Let’s take the mystery out of ‘www’ and the Internet, compose an email, and check out the current news. Other features may be discussed as time allows. (Not for Apple/Mac users.) Enter your instructor-led classroom with 3 simple clicks from your email! you must know how to use a mouse or touchpad and be able to access your email account.

Chair Yoga


with Karen Tripolitis

Calendar Sep 13, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Strengthen your body and mind through chair yoga classes. Your flexibility will grow as you learn to carry these skills into your everyday life.

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