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Adult classes offered at Penn State DuBois

5/11/2006 —

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition)
We Can! is an innovative national education program for parents and caregivers focusing on preventing obesity in children and teens. The We Can! program will be presented by Penn State Cooperative Extension and provides information and activities that encourage improved nutritional choices and increased physical activity for youth ages 8-13. By creating healthy home environments you can help your children and teens prevent weight problems early in life and help them stay healthy and prevent health problems in adulthood. Along with the instruction of the program, participants will be able to sample recipes of healthy foods and snacks that can be made at home. In addition, participants will tour a local supermarket to learn how to select healthier choices for their families.
Location: Penn State DuBois
Instructor: Rick Kralj, M.Ed, RD
Dates:  M, T, W, Th, June 12 – 15
Time:  10 a.m. – noon

e-Bay Buying
“Buying on e-Bay” will cover topics such as: secure transactions, searching and bidding, and precautions.  Learn common tricks and traps of the eBay buying world.
Location: DEF Education and Technology Center
Instructor: Greg Snyder
Dates:  Monday and Tuesday, June 12 and 13
Time:  10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

e-Bay Selling
“Selling on e-Bay” will help students navigate through the e-Bay landscape and avoid common mistakes. Topics include: getting started, start-up investment, strategies, transactions and security.
Location: DEF Education and Technology Center
Instructor: Greg Snyder
Dates:  Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16
Time:  Thursday 10 a.m. – noon
Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Introduction to Watercolor
This course will introduce the student to watercolor painting.  The basic elements of painting with watercolor, such as color mixing and application will be demonstrated.  Students will create several watercolor projects including painting of landscapes. Other activities include sketching and painting portraits, objects and still life.  Painting from a photograph will also be covered.
Location: Penn State DuBois
Instructor: Ellie Taraborrelli
Dates:  M, T, W, Th, June 19 – 22
Time:  10 a.m. – noon

Introduction to Drawing
Basic drawing techniques will be introduced to the student through value studies and observational drawing.  Different media such as charcoal, chalk and oil pastels, and pen and ink will be explored. Students will draw from direct observation as well as from photographs and use a variety of media. Drawing faces, people, various elements in nature, perspective, and landscape will be covered.
Location: Penn State DuBois
Instructor: Ellie Taraborrelli
Dates:  M, T, W, Th, June 19 – 22
Time:  12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Capture Control of your Personal Computer
This computer survival skills workshop is designed for the home computer user.  The latest phishing scams, spyware/malware and viruses will be discussed and defined.  Learn what essential programs your computer needs to run.  Hands on practice with the tools to effectively rid your computer of various forms of spyware is an integral part of this information-packed workshop.
Location: DEF Education and Technology Center
Instructor: Diane Lucas
Date:  Friday, June 23
Time:  9 a.m. – noon

Women’s Wellness: Living Healthy through Menopause
This dynamic seminar is for women of all ages.  In this new era of unprecedented choices in medical treatments and responsibility record numbers of people are turning to alternative medicine for help.  Our seminar will discuss the latest research on the role of nutrition therapy and herbal supplements for treating menopause in women.  Presented by registered dietitian, Rick Kralj, of Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Location:  Penn State DuBois
Instructor: Rick Kralj, M.Ed, RD
Date:  Friday, June 23
Time:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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