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  • Basic Poker Skills

    This class focuses on the beginning player and introduces concepts and strategies to help hone decision-making and build good "card sense," with plenty of playing time to practice and engage in group discussion. If you've ever been curious about the game, come enjoy a fun, supportive, risk-free environment in which to learn. NOTE: The class is intended to provide notes and practice in technique, using only "play money." No real money is used, and no "side-betting" or other gambling is permitted.
  • Exploratory Beekeeping

    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 2-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. Come see what all the 'buzz' is about! Instructor: Julia McGuire
  • Instant Guitar Lesson (LIVE ONLINE)

    Instant Guitar (for Hopelessly Busy People) Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all. And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. Topics include: How chords work in a song How to form the three main types of chords How to tune your guitar Basic strumming patterns How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid) How to play along with simple tunes Instructor: Craig Coffman
  • Instant Piano Lesson (LIVE ONLINE)

    Instant Piano (for hopelessly busy people). In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. Topics include: • How chords work in a song • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it • How to form the three main types of chords • How to handle different keys and time signatures • How to avoid “counting” • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords Instructor: Craig Coffman
  • Intro to Ice Fishing

    This class will introduce participants to "hard-water" fishing, AKA: ice fishing! Instructor Matt Baugh will present on basic equipment, set-ups, and tactics. Instructor: Matt Baugh
  • 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 commed@johnston.k12.ia.us.