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  • Exploratory Beekeeping On-Demand (Spring)

    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.
  • Golf Lessons: Adult

    Small group classes will be taught by Mark Egly and Dave Ellis. Lessons will be taught at the Des Moines Driving Range, 2944 NW 66th Ave. Please indicate upon registration if golf clubs are needed. For weather announcements please call the range at 289-1703. Make-up date for any weather issues is TBD. Instructor: Mark Egly & Dave Ellis
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    Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

    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
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    Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

    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 Welding

    Learn how to weld safely and confidently. This is an entry level course for someone interested in experiencing welding for the first time (or someone who wants to learn how to do it correctly). You will learn about safety and how to select the correct setting, gas pressures, welding rods, and techniques for basic welds. The three types of welding we will cover are Stick Welding (SMAW), MIG Welding (GMAW), and Oxy-Acetylne Welding and Cutting (OFW/C). Participants will be required to wear long sleeve cotton clothing and closed toed shoes when in the lab. Instructor: Mitch Eagles
  • Johnston Green Days Bags Tournament

    Johnston Green Days Bags Tournament: Saturday, June 18, 2022 Double Elimination Tournament (All teams guaranteed 2 games) Tournament begins at 12:00pm for ALL TEAMS Captain's Meeting held at 11:45am. All Team Captain's are required to attend. Tournament will be held at Terra Park, 6400 Pioneer Pkwy, Johnston, IA 50131 $20 per Team Cash Prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), & 3rd ($20) place teams Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 16 at 12:00pm Late/Day-of registration may be available by contacting the Tournament Director (Scott Kruthoff, Scott.Kruthoff@johnston.k12.ia.us, 515-278-0552) Tournament limited to 32 teams Tournament Rules
  • Morning Fitness Classes: SUMMER COMBO (M, W, F)

    SUMMER 3 MONTH PACKAGE: Participants raise their heart rate and increase strength and endurance through a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Be challenged everyday (and save money) with our combo package. Daily classes listed below. Register for daily classes only if you do not want to participate in the combo package. Mondays: Strength and Full Body Toning Wednesdays: 30 Min Abs/15 Min Stretching Friday: Cardio Instructors: Andi Feekes
  • Morning Fitness Classes: SUMMER FRIDAY ONLY (Cardio)

    SUMMER 3 MONTH PACKAGE: Participants raise their heart rate and increase strength and endurance through a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Be challenged everyday (and save money) with our combo package. Classes listed below. Register for sessions only if you do not want to participate in the combo package. Mondays: Strength and Full Body Toning Wednesdays: 30 Min Abs/15 Min Stretching Friday: Cardio Instructors: Andi Feekes
  • Morning Fitness Classes: SUMMER MONDAY ONLY (Strength and Full Body Toning)

    SUMMER 3 MONTH PACKAGE: Participants raise their heart rate and increase strength and endurance through a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Be challenged everyday (and save money) with our combo package. Classes listed below. Register for sessions only if you do not want to participate in the combo package. Mondays: Strength and Full Body Toning Wednesdays: 30 Min Abs/15 Min Stretching Friday: Cardio Instructors: Andi Feekes
  • Morning Fitness Classes: SUMMER WEDNESDAY ONLY (30 Min Abs/15 Min Stretching)

    SUMMER 3 MONTH PACKAGE: Participants raise their heart rate and increase strength and endurance through a combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Be challenged everyday (and save money) with our combo package. Classes listed below. Register for sessions only if you do not want to participate in the combo package. Mondays: Strength and Full Body Toning Wednesdays: 30 Min Abs/15 Min Stretching Friday: Cardio Instructors: Andi Feekes
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    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
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    Winter Beekeeping Notes (Optional)

    Winter Beekeeping Notes: If you would like to purchase the presentation content delivered by our Beekeeping instructor, this is your option to do that. The presentation slides will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the start of the Beekeeping class by Johnston Community Education. The presentation consists of approximately 75 PowerPoint slides. You will receive the file in a fillable-PDF format so that you have the option to print the notes and bring them with you OR bring a laptop to class and take notes right on the slides. This presentation was created by our instructor, Julia McGuire, for the Beekeeping class. She hopes that the notes will be a great resource for participants after the class ends, but also requests that you not share the notes with others who have not taken the class.