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Cook, craft, quilt - the Adult Course options are endless. Classes are available to local adults of all ages (unless otherwise specified). Johnston Community Education also offers online courses through UGotClass. For more information, visit

Featured Courses

  • Virtual Exploratory Beekeeping (On-Demand)

    Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping? Maybe you are are trying to make a decision about whether or not you want to keep bees. This class is for prospective beekeepers. This 1-hour, one-time course will present an overview of a beekeeper's year regarding labor, costs, and seasonal considerations; city bee laws, activities that will support pollinators whether you are a beekeeper or not, as well as providing other informational resources for you to continue your learning. Find out what all the 'buzz' is about! Instructor: Julia McGuire This is a virtual on-demand course. Participants will receive a video link that can be viewed at any time. After you register, participants will receive a confirmation email from Johnston Community Education. Included in that email will be a video link for the Exploratory Beekeeping course. Click on the link to open and view the course video. If you have any questions, please contact Johnston Community Education at 515-278-0552 or
  • Winter Beekeeping

    For beekeepers with some experience. Topics include fall mites, disease management, winter nutrition, evaluation, fall feeding, winter protection, emergency winter and spring feeding, and if there is time, a brief preview of Beekeeping 201, swarm management, spring flow, "supering", and making splits. Instructor: Julia McGuire