Autosomal & Mitochondrial DNA Tests (18)
Both men and women can take these tests. Autosomal DNA testing looks at all your ancestral lines, but is good back only about five generations. mtDNA tests trace your maternal lineage. Explore how to use the results from these two types of DNA tests used in genealogy. Examples are given from the speakers experience in DNA projects.
Bridge I (13-Adult)
Designed for beginning players and for students who would like to improve. Stresses bidding and basic defense. This course provides an excellent brush-up for players returning to the game.
Bridge II (13-Adult)
Further develop your defensive bridge skills. Designed for students with bridge knowledge. Learn to be offensive on defense. Sessions include a review of basic Standard American Bidding System.
Bridge III (13-Adult)
Further develop your defensive bridge skills. Learn how to communicate with your partner with the card you play on each trick and to set your opponent. Sessions include a review of the play of the hand and Standard American Bidding System.
Brush-Up Bridge (13-Adult)
Not for beginners. Must be playing bridge and want to update your skills. Modern Standard American opening bids and responses are emphasized. After demonstration hands, class shuffles and deals.
Budding Entrepreneurs (6-8 yrs)
In this class offered by Spark Business Academy, students learn how to launch a business idea and gain practical exposure to such disciplines as marketing, finance, strategy and operations. Students design logos, determine prices and calculate expected profits in a supportive environment of guided discovery. Students develop a mini business plan and present their business ideas on the last day. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
Budding Entrepreneurs (9-13 yrs)
In this class offered by SPARK Business Academy, students learn how to launch a business idea and gain practical exposure to such disciplines as marketing, finance, strategy and operations. Students design logos, determine prices and calculate expected profits in a supportive environment of guided discovery. Students develop a mini business plan and present their business ideas on the last day. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
Business of Sports (9-13 yrs)
In this class offered by SPARK Business Academy future team general managers learn the business side of various sports and analyze a different sports money topic each class including the financial side of professional sports leagues, endorsements, sports stats college sports and more.
Chess (6-14 yrs)
Class time is evenly split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class.
Dollars & Sense (6-9 yrs)
This innovative financial literacy class offered by SPARK Business Academy lays the foundation for healthy financial habits early in life and emphasizes critical thinking. Role-playing and fun activities explore topics such as world currencies, prices, bartering, checks, bank accounts, credit and debit cards, budgeting, taxes and more.
Etiquette for Kids/Tweens (6-13 yrs)
In this class offered by Steppin' Out, students learn the power and importance of good manners, the basics of poise, dressing to impress and more. Classes include topics on manners at home and in public, introductions, friendships and table settings. Classes are interactive, and there are opportunities for skills practice. Class includes a snack. Supply fee of $10 payable to instructor at first class.
Genealogy-DNA the Basics (13-Adult)
DNA testing is a powerful tool in genealogical research. Learn what the different DNA tests are and how they can be useful. This basic course illustrates these tests with examples from speaker's experience. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.
ScotlandsPeople is a valuable website for doing Scottish research. This website contains images of vital records, census records and more images that can be found in no other place. Learn hints that can help you use this website.
Genealogy-Family Search Database (Adult)
FamilySearch is a free worldwide database that is rapidly growing, adding thousands of records weekly. Some records are only available on this website which includes an extensive wiki that is a very useful source of information. Learn what is and is not available, and how to best use this site.
Genealogy-Getting Started (Adults)
This first course on genealogy is for the beginner and covers what to do to get started, how to organize your results and how to build up your genealogy. Useful websites and other resources are presented.
Genealogy-Scots/Irish Research (Adults)
Learn how to trace your Scots-Irish (Ulster-Scots) ancestors. These ancestors are not a mixture of Scots and Irish, but Scots who lived in Ireland. However, not all of these Scotts are Scots-Irish. Learn who the Scots-Irish are and are not. Lecture covers research via the internet and other research avenues on this highly mobile group.
Genealogy-Scottish Research via Internet
(Adults) Learn about websites that can be useful in your research of your Scottish ancestors. These websites contain databases, indexes and images of records as well as valuable background and other information useful to your Scottish research. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.
Junior Chefs (6-9 yrs)
Experiment with a variety of cooking techniques while creating an array of savory and sweet dishes. Additional supply fee payable to the instructor at first class.
My First Hot Cocoa Stand (6-9 yrs)
In this class offered by SPARK Business Academy, students are introduced to entrepreneurship with focus on marketing, finance, operations and strategy. Students design marketing flyers, estimate profits, experiment with recipes and launch their hot cocoa stand during our last class.
Sitter Sessions (9-14 yrs)
Class introduces youngsters to the many challenges of babysitting and provides a great foundation for future babysitters.