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Ukulele Lessons

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The Ukulele is for players from beginning level to advanced.  Students need only to provide their own Tenor Ukulele with a low G string and a music stand.  Concert ukuleles are acceptable as well.  The instructor provides the Kanikapila song book developed by Craig Willhite, Level 3 James Hill Ukulele Instructor.  The ukulele is a very versatile instrument.  All styles of music will be covered from Hawaiian, Classical, County, 60’s rock in roll to Folk music.  We only have one rule in our ukulele class: have fun and play music!

Ages:  12 years to 80+
Location:  Power Play Center, 10770 'I' Avenue
Days:  Thursdays
Time:  6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Cost:  $40 per month
Length:  4 weeks (4 sessions/mo.)
Instructor:  Lennard Craig Willhite

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    Quilting Bee

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    Students from beginner to advanced are welcome! Jennifer Kelley is an experienced quilting instructor and designer who is available to guide students of all skill levels. Each class will begin with a brief instruction period and demonstration of various techniques appropriate for each skill level. If applicable, students will receive printed instructions. After the demonstration, student will receive help with their project of choice.

    Students will need to purchase their own supplies.  Please see registration website for supply list.

    Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13559 Palm Street
    Days:  2nd and 4th Tuesdays
    Time:  5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
    Cost:  $40 per month
    Instructor:  Jennifer Kelley

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    Sampler Block Quilt

    Don't miss this fun and exciting class!  This year, Jennifer is presenting "Under the Sea", a Block of the Month Mystery Quilt designed around an ocean theme.  The layout for the lap quilt, approximately 60 x 70 in., made over nine months, will remain a mystery until the FINAL class of the series.  Over the course of the series, many techniques will be presented.  If extra help is needed, students are encouraged to enroll in the Tuesday evening Quilting Bee class.  For pre-class preparation, please email the instructor at (redacted).  Please see registration website for supply list.

    May contain: flower, plant, rose, and blossom

    Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13559 Palm Street
    Days:  3rd Saturday of the Month
    Time:  2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
    Cost:  $35 per month
    Instructor:  Jennifer Kelley

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    Mug Rug Club

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    What is a Mug Rug? A Mug Rug is larger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat. These fun mini-quilts are a great way to try new techniques at low cost! Each month class starts with a student show-and-tell of the previous month's projects, followed by a demonstration of the current month's Mug Rug. Students will then have the opportunity to make one on their own getting a start in class. At the end of class, the instructor will show the next month's project so students can select fabrics accordingly.  See registration website for supply list.

    Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13559 Palm Street
    Days:  1st Saturday of the Month
    Time:  2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
    Cost:  $25 per month
    Instructor:  Jennifer Kelley

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    Basic Dog Obedience

    Our trainer has several years of experience training dogs in basic and advanced skills, pet therapy and service dog training commands. Training topics include basic commands of sit, stay, off, down, heel, and come when called. Discuss problems like barking, digging, jumping and puppy nipping.

    This is a FUN, basic obedience class. This is not a rehabilitation class for aggressive dogs. Dog must not have ever bit another dog or person to participate in the class. Owners must be able to keep the dog in their control at all times.

    **Dogs must be current on vaccines.  Please bring a copy of shot records to the first class.**

    Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring two leashes.

    Location:  Lime Street Park Dog Park, 16292 Lime Street
    Day:  Saturday
    Time:  1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
    Cost:  $50 per month
    Instructor: Rhonda McCloud

    Click HERE to Register Online for Basic Dog Obedience!

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    Guitar

    Learn to tune the guitar, the anatomy of the guitar, vocabulary, basic technique, basic chords, and simple melodies.  Students must supply their own acoustic/electric guitar, ukulele, or bass guitar.

    May contain: guitar, leisure activities, musical instrument, person, and human

    Please note the location has changed.

    Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13558 Palm Street
    Day:  Wednesday
    Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Cost:  $40 per month
    Instructor:  Neil Garcia

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    Cupcake Decorating

    **This class will not be held September through December.  Please check back for updates!**

    May contain: cream, creme, food, dessert, confectionery, sweets, icing, and cake

    Bake your cupcakes, whip up your frosting, gather your supplies and come learn the art of Cupcake Decorating!  

    Location:  Lime Street Park Community Center
    Day:  Thursdays
    Ages/Times:  Ages 6-11 - 4:00-5:15 p.m.
                              Ages 12 & older - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Cost:  $40 per month
    Instructor:  Lauren MacDonald
     

    Class Materials Needed:

    • 12 Cupcakes (Please bring to class).
    • Buttercream frosting x2 (see recipe below).
    • Piping bags (approx. 5).
    • Wilton Decorating Tips Set, Basic or Starter set.
    • Icing Color (Any 4 colors).
    • Couplers (4 pack minimum).
    • Spatulas/Spoons (at least 4).
    • Food containers, like Tupperware, with lids (at least 4).
    • Box/container to take cupcakes home.
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    Buttercream recipe:

    Location:  Rick Novack Community Center, 13559 Palm Street
    Days:  3rd Saturday of the Month
    Time:  2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
    Cost:  $35 per month
    Instructor:  Jennifer Kelley

    • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
    • ½ Cup (1 Stick) Margarine, Softened
    • ½ Cup Shortening
    • 4 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar, Approx. 1lb.
    • 2 Tbsp. Milk

    Step 1

    In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

    Step 2

    Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

    Step 3

    Gradually add milk or water; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

    Step 4

    Note: This recipe is for stiff consistency buttercream, which is excellent for piping decorations like flowers. However, it will need to be thinned for icing cakes and borders.

    Hints:

    • Keep bowl covered with plastic wrap until ready to use.
    • If using a hand mixer, beat shortening, butter (if used) and liquids first, then add sugar, as above. Make one batch at a time to prevent hand mixer from burning out.
    • Depending on the humidity and climate, it may be necessary to adjust the liquid and the sugar in your icing. If icing looks dry, add small amounts of liquid (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon at a time). If icing is too wet, add 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time. The key for both adjustments is adding small amounts until you achieve the right consistency.
    • This recipe can be made with all butter by replacing 1/2 cup of shortening with 1/2 cup of butter. An all-butter recipe will make a noticeably softer buttercream and will also melt faster than a recipe made with shortening.
    • If you find that this recipe is too sweet, consider using a pinch of salt, which will help cut the sweetness. Let the pinch of salt dissolve in your liquid to avoid granules of salt in the buttercream. Try substituting some of the butter in the recipe with salted butter.