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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Preparing to Remodel Your Home
Avoid many costly mistakes, save a lot of money, and enjoy the remodeling process! Architect and remodeling expert Jim Molinelli, Ph.D, teaches and explains the remodeling process from your initial idea through contract negotiation. Jim has over 25 years of residential design and remodeling experience. Topics include homework for homeowners, remodeling project types, budgeting for remodeling, the cost of improving vs. moving, typical project values, preparing a project information packet, types of professional design help, types of remodeling companies, and the critically important how to identify, evaluate and select the RIGHT remodeling company. $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sep 24-Oct 22
#5754   XE 486 6410 Gateway Campus

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Interior Decorating
Learn how to plan and design a room in your home. This eight-week course will not only teach you different aspects of interior design, but also help you get started on your room make-over. Together, we will work on creating a design notebook for a room in your home. With this, and the knowledge you will gain, you will be able to decorate your space with confidence. Learn about room arrangements, color, lighting, window treatments, hanging wall art, accessorizing, and much more. $109** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sep 23-Oct 28
#5742   XE 255 6446 Centennial High School

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Interior Decorating Basics

Have you ever wanted to redecorate but don’t know how to begin? This class is for you. Learn basic decorating principles, and how to get started on your room make-over. Gain confidence by learning basic color, lighting, furniture arrangement, and accessorizing techniques. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 10am-1pm, Oct 11
#8927   XE 498 M1455 Laurel College Center
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Colorful Home Environments
Gain the confidence to bring beautiful color into your surroundings. Learn about the psychology of color and how it affects our moods. Get helpful tips on how to select a color scheme and paint hues that beautify and enhance your living space. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 10am-1pm, Nov 1
#8928   XE 314 M1456 Laurel College Center

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Have a Clutter-Free Closet
Professional Organizers agree that clutter is anything that gets in the way of living the life you want to live. Got packed closets with nothing to wear? Then you’ve got clutter. Bring pictures of your closet challenges. Get advice about how to make space in your closet for a streamlined wardrobe that fits your lifestyle. Learn the Ten Commandments of Hanging from the book, Shop Your Closet. Peaceful. Closets. Now. Instructor: Donna Cameron, PHD, The Clutter Doc $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 7
#8933   XE 157 M1461 Laurel College Center

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De-Clutter Your Home
Got too much stuff? Not enough time to do things you enjoy? Feel overwhelmed? This course is for you! Learn how to plan a de-cluttering project and eliminate excess stuff. See live demonstrations of creating systems for storage and maintenance. Bring your biggest clutter challenge and leave with de-cluttering techniques you can apply right away. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 20
#8932   XE 648 M1460 Laurel College Center

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Feng Shui Basics
You’ve heard the term, so come for an evening of fun to get acquainted with the 3,000-year-old Chinese practice of art and placement. Through the Tibetan Black Sect Tradition of Feng Shui, learn the history, basic principles, the four cardinal rules, and how to navigate the Ba-gua map, and apply your knowledge to bring harmony and balance into your life. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 21
#8929   XE 407 M1457 Laurel College Center
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Feng Shui: From Chaotic to Peaceful ★NEW!★
This comprehensive and exhilarating class will inspire you to take action to create a home where the energy flows joyfully. Tools will be provided for you to create a personal step-by-step plan in three easy steps: 1) assess the current environment in your home; 2) develop a starting point; 3) create an action plan and timeline. Bring a drawing of your home with rooms outlined to class. Instructor: Yarrow, Certified Feng Shui Practitioner $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 4
#8930   XE 205 M1458 Laurel College Center
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Feng Shui: Optimum Living ★NEW!★
Do you want your space to support you in feeling positive about life? If so, this class is for you. You will learn your 4 Power Directions and how to maximum them to create a space that is fun, peaceful and joyful. Prior to class (A MUST) e-mail your name, date of birth and time of birth to Instructor Yarrow, Certified Feng Shui Practitioner. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 18
#8931   XE 206 M1459 Laurel College Center

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Holiday Floral Design
Work with professional floral designers and create your own festive floral arrangements. Use a variety of fresh cut flowers, greens and holiday accent supplies and learn the basic tips and techniques to design your own centerpiece and wreath. All sessions are held at Bev & Lee Wilhide’s Flowers, Inc. 3956 Cooks Ln, Ellicott City. $75** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Nov 11 (Thanksgiving Centerpiece)
#8651   XE 797 6373 On Company Site
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Dec 2 (Holiday Wreath)
#8652   XE 797 6475 On Company Site

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Ms. Fix-It: Secrets of Home Repair for Women
Do you feel helpless when confronted with a home repair? This limited hands-on class teaches you how to fix common household problems easily and safely. Enjoy the savings and satisfaction of learning tips, tools, and skills for simple jobs around the house. Topics include power tools, carpentry, plumbing, and electricity. Class size is limited, so sign up now. $115** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Oct 2-Oct 23
#5801   XE 815 6377 Wilde Lake High School

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Backyard Fruits ★NEW!★
This class is an introduction to growing common fruits in your backyard: apples and pears, peaches and plums, brambles and berries, melons and more! The basics of choosing the right varieties, a suitable location, proper planting, care and maintenance, and harvesting will be discussed. $25** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9am-10:30am, Sep 6
#8934   XE 209 M1462 Laurel College Center
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Preserving the Harvest ★NEW!★
In this fun and informative class, you will be taught the basics of various methods of preserving the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor. You will also learn some great tips for ensuring success, and you’ll get a list of the right products to use as well as some great resources to refer to when you are ready to start preserving. This class is a follow-up to HRT 399 Grow It, Eat It, but you don’t have to have taken that class to enjoy this one. $25** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 11am-12:30pm, Sep 6
#8926   XE 208 M1454 Laurel College Center
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Parties for Every Occasion
This “party time” course demonstrates how to plan colorful and fun-filled parties and highlights several party styles, touching on most walks of life. To guarantee planning success, “party time” is a guide on using proven best practices for children’s parties, holiday gatherings, themed festivities, destination affairs, cocktail and dinner receptions, and many other socials. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 10am-1pm, Dec 13
#8887   XE 357 M1431 Laurel College Center
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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

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