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Monroe Public Schools Community Education



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OPEN SEWING LAB

$40

with Lisa Gessner

Calendar Nov 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Do you have a sewing dilemma? Do you need a little help solving a problem so you can complete your project? Then gather up a few of your UFOs (unfinished objects) and bring them to open lab time! Topics covered include pattern alterations and layout, clothing care and repair (buttons, hems, zipper replacement, etc.), basic quilting, and craft sewing. Students will receive a folder of sewing information and machine bobbins. Machines are available for your use.  Bring a $5 lab fee to be paid to the instructor.  (Ages 10 and older) LIMIT 8                                                                                                                                                

PAINTED MASON JAR

$13

with Linda Rutledge

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 6 pm

Students will white wash and paint lavender on a mason jar.  Use your hand painted creation as a flower vase, a candle holder or brighten up your office with a darling pen holder.  Bring a $10 lab fee to be paid to the instructor which will cover the jar and paints. Everyone welcome and the brushes are provided.

PIANO - GROUP

$40

with Sara Kopmanis

Calendar Oct 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class, you will learn the basics of reading and playing piano music in a small group setting. Each student will have their own keyboard. Books may be purchased from the instructor.

 (Ages 10 and older)

POM POMS

$13

with Pam Puccetti

Calendar Nov 20, 2019 at 6 pm

Pom Poms are so popular these days. They are not just for the tops of hats anymore! Once you learn to make Pom Poms you can make wreaths, darling animals, key chains with school colors, Christmas trees, snowmen and much more. In this class we will focus on making garland and/or Christmas ornaments. Each participant will receive 2 Pom Pom makers; 1 medium, 1 large. Please bring your favorite scissors and yarn. Yarn weight bulky size 5 or 6 makes for fuller pom poms. Feel free to bring more than one color yarn. Lab fee of $7 for the cost of the Pom Pom maker.

RETIREMENT PLANNING TODAY

$49

with Todd Cousino

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

NOTE: THIS CLASS CONSISTS OF 2 DAYS AND WILL NOW BE HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH AND THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

(spouse can attend for free)              

Retiring soon or currently retired? Learn from a veteran financial advisor how to determine the amount needed to retire, create goals, convert IRAs, reduce taxes and eliminate debt. By attending this class you will learn how to:

  • integrate your finances with your goals and values
  • best use employer sponsored retirement plans
  • select the retirement distribution plan that is right for you
  • reduce income taxes
  • properly convert your IRA to a Roth IRA

Instructor:  Todd Cousino, Cousino Financial, LLC with guest Jerry Morello

RUSTIC PUMPKIN WOOD PAINTING

$15

with Pam Puccetti

Calendar Nov 7, 2019 at 6 pm

Farmhouse décor is in full swing! The Rustic pumpkin fits in beautifully! Participants will use a pattern to paint the pumpkin on a 10 x 12 wooden board. Once painted, the picture will be distressed to look aged. Twine will be wrapped around the picture for more depth as a finishing touch. No experience needed and beginners welcome. All supplies provided, bring a $6 lab fee to be paid to the instructor.

NOTE: Final product will vary based on instructors discretion.

Will run

SANTA CHARGER PLATE PAINTING

$15

with Pam Puccetti

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Cookies left out for Santa will make him smile when he sees this beautiful plate with his potrait on it! During this two week session participants will learn to paint the face of Santa. Using a basic pattern students will transfer the image on the charger and be instucted step by step how to bring this image to life. This class is for those who have painted before. If you have brushes please bring them and a $6 lab fee to be paid to the instructor.

NOTE: picture shown is a retail product used for example only and NOT the final hand painted craft students will produce in class.

 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

$15

with Angela Sutton

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 6 pm

If you have been turned down by Social Security or are thinking of applying, then this class is for you. In this one-night class you will learn how the application and appeal processes work. You will also receive helpful hints to assist you in navigating the system more successfully. Questions will be answered at the end of class. Whether you want to apply on your own or would like the help of an attorney, this class is for you.





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