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Noncredit Continuing Education Spring & Summer 2015 Courses

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

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, Apr 23-May 14
   XE-815 6948   #4637 Wilde Lake High School

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Home Staging: The Key to Selling a Home For Top Dollar
Do you want to distinguish your home from the competition? Home staging is a proven marketing tool to prepare a home to sell quickly and for top dollar. You'll learn low-cost staging tips and techniques that set the stage for a successful open house and home sale. Instructor: Nicci Parrish, ASP IAHSP $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 29
   XE-332 M1618   #5481 Laurel College Center

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A Mosaic Bird Bath ★NEW!★
Join instructor Pat Stein to create a spectacular bird bath that will enhance your yard or garden. Using terra cotta flower pots, a terra cotta saucer and glass pieces, you will design an amazing project that stands approximately 20 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The birds will love it and its creation will fill you with pride. No glass cutting experience required, but there may be some homework between sessions. All supplies provided. $159** (includes $105 in fees*)
Sat 9am-3pm, Jul 11-Jul 18
XE-289 6320 #6881 Hickory Ridge

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Advanced Floral Design: Tributes

This course is designed for individuals pursing professional development training in floral design and provides instruction on creating large floral designs or displays, with emphasis on those intended for tribute.  Topics will include standing piece funeral arrangements, set pieces and special compositions.  Students should bring a floral knife and wire cutters to class.  A $250 floral supply fee is payable to the instructor the first day of class. $125 (tuition includes $40 fee)
► Fri   6:30-8:30pm May 8-Jun 5  
   XB 117 M1625 #9975  Laurel College Center
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Feng Shui to Buy/Sell a Home ★NEW!★
Is buying or selling a property on the horizon for you? Before you do either, discover hidden and unknown factors to consider. Learn to avoid devastating pitfalls and energetic trappings. Develop a "discerning eye" & a "buyer's eye." Yarrow is a certified feng shui practitioner & home stager who has prepared, sold and bought many properties using these tips. Receive a pocket guide. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 13
   XE-286 M1655   #5866 Laurel College Center
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Buy and Sell Smartly Using Feng Shui ★NEW!★
Location, location, location - these are the operative words used in buying and selling a home. They are meant to invoke a place that is near shops, restaurants, the waterfront, medical services, school districts, etc. Feng Shui offers a time-honored perspective on factors to consider before buying and before selling a house. This class will introduce you to ancient Chinese principles that you can use when considering making an offer on a home. Put the principles learned into practice. No prior knowledge of Feng Shui is required. Instructor Yarrow, aka "The Energy Whisperer" is a certified Feng Shui Practitioner. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 19
XE-269 6423   #4783 Hickory Ridge
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Create a Feng Shui Garden ★NEW!★
Got a garden? Want flowers? Need a plan? We'll dig right in, so bring a drawing of your site and a couple photos of your garden that you can draw on and personalize. Yarrow, a certified feng shui practitioner, provides plant recommendations, including colors, plant meanings and shade/sun plant choices and a pocket guide. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 6
   XE-283 M1654   #5865 Laurel College Center

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Curb Appeal
Is the front of your home looking old and tired? Are your plants and flowers overgrown and straggly? Join master gardener Miriam Mahowald to make changes and/or update your front entrance garden. Learn how to incease your home's curb appeal and make your entrance more attractive. Topics will include do-it-yourself planting and building instructions, as well as information on working with a contractor. Learn to select the best plants for your unique conditions and the best way to maintain your new, improved plantings. Bring photos and sun/shade information to class. $64** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 7pm-9pm, May 6-May 13
   XE-267 6485   #4755 Centennial High School

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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 Instructor: Donna Cameron, Ph.D., The Clutter Doc. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 18
   XE-157 M1650   #5823 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, Jun 11
XE-648 M1657   #5929 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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