FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2006
Community Extension Offers Variety of Classes
Have you ever wished you could play the ukulele, easily sketch a cartoon or know some more about America's dynamic First Ladies? This summer the College of the Canyons Community Extension will be offering instruction in these topics and much more.
"The summer is a wonderful time to try something you've always wanted to try. With this in mind, Canyons Extension is offering an amazing array of classes, seminars and workshops for adults throughout the community like how to play the ukulele or harmonica, how to train your puppy or how to speak Chinese or Hebrew. There's something for everyone this summer through Canyons Extension!" says Karen Gorback, associate dean for community and continuing education.
Professional cartoonist Chris Martinez will teach Cartooning on Saturday, June 24. With over 40 years of experience, Martinez is a portrait artist and professional cartoonist who works entirely by hand.
Author Nancy Miller will teach a class titled Clutterology - Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life and Get Organized on Monday, August 14.
Jacqueline Berger will present the seminar Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: An Intimate Look at America's First Ladies on Saturday, July 22. Berger has been researching and studying the remarkable women who were married to our nation's presidents for more than 15 years. Berger has been invited to share her knowledge at universities, presidential libraries, professional groups, political clubs, and other organizations nationwide.
For more information or to register, please call the Community Extension office at (661) 362-3304 or visit the college's website at www.canyons.edu.
Note to Editors:
Some of the topics addressed in Community Extension classes have powerful and fun visual elements that may be of interest to readers. Here are a couple of examples:
- On Friday, in Room I-206, from 10 am to noon, we have a very full room of "older adults" taking a class called Computers and You (It's one of our new, non-credit classes). It illustrates how the college is really working to bridge the generation gap.
- On Tuesday nights, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., we have Canine College on the lawn between Stadium Way and Parking Lot 8. The trainer really knows his business and the 12 students (and their doggies) seemed very happy. The college has never had a class like this before. The dogs are all shapes and sizes and the visuals of some of the training can be very entertaining (they are in the class because some of the dogs really need the training!).