Community Classroom offering various choices for summer enrichment


PLAINVIEW – Summer may typically be a time of relaxation and laziness, but Debbie Stennett hopes local and area residents will take advantage of the down time to grow their minds. As director of the Community Classroom at Wayland Baptist University, Stennett has lined up a variety of courses for personal and professional enrichment.

For the months of July and August, the following classes are available, with registration underway:

Microsoft Access: July 25, 26, 27, 31 and Aug. 1, 9-11 a.m. each day, $150, $125 for ages 60+. Program helps create and manage databases. Also offered Aug. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beginning Computers (Windows): July 31, Aug. 1, 3; 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 a.m., $90, $75 for ages 60+. Walks participants through the basics of using a computer. Also offered Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bod Squad: Women’s Summer Weight Program: July 10-Aug. 3, Mondays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m., $80, $65 for ages 60+. Covers the basics of weight training and creating a weight program for toning and fitness.

Defensive Driving: July 25-26, 6:15-9:15 p.m., $30. Driving and safety tips for insurance discounts or ticket dismissal.

Microsoft Excel: July 17, 18, 19, 20; 6:30-8:30 p.m., $120, $90 for ages 60+. Program uses spreadsheets for various business and personal applications. Also offered on July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

File Management: August 8, 10; 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 a.m.; $60, $50 for ages 60+. Help with managing computer files for easy access, archiving.

Interview Skills: Aug. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $35, $30 for ages 60+. Brush up skills for job interviewing and related tasks.

Microsoft Outlook: July 10-11, 9-11 a.m., $60, $50 for ages 60+. Email program aids in electronic communication, scheduling. Also offered July 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Aug. 7-8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and August 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Microsoft PowerPoint: July 17, 18, 20, 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $90, $75 for ages 60+. Program helps create slide shows and presentations. Also offered July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

QuickBooks: July 25-26, 9-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $60, $50 for ages 60+. Accounting software for businesses or personal home use.

Microsoft Word: July 10-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $180, $150 for ages 60+.

Registration can be done by contacting the Community Classroom at 291-3650 or in visiting in person at 708 Yonkers. Payment for classes is due at the time of registration.