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Fun Cooking with Gwenn


with Gwenn Maxfield

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 5 pm

Kiddos will have fun in the kitchen while learning about proper hand washing, kitchen safety, and handling food correctly. We'll learn how to make healthy snacks, a balanced dinner, a lunch, and a yummy dessert!!!! Lots of hands on experience with baking and cooking. Bring your own apron. Ages 9-12.

Desktop Publishing


with Cal Davis

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm

This class will teach beginners the fundamentals of how to use either Microsoft Publisher (not free software) or Scribus (freeware). Students will learn how to design brochures, newsletters, business cards, and menus. Take your office skills to a new level with desktop publishing.

Watercolor Painting


with Shanoa Gardiner

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 7 pm
1 additional session on Mar 24, 2020

This class is for Beginner-intermediate painters. Those with little to no experience in watercolor. This course will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques and enjoying the process of painting. The basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value, and composition will be explored. The class is designed to be fun and inspirational and will focus on how to relax and enjoy the process of painting. All materials included.

Helping Children with Loss


with Dawn Hickman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 7 pm

This class teaches parents, teachers and other care givers of children, how to initiate in them lifelong healthy response patterns to grief and to empower them with effective methods for dealing with loss. If a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in the Grief Recovery Method can make a difference. For example:

- Listen with your heart.
-Recognize that grief is emotional, not intellectual.
-Adults--you go first.
-Each child and relationship to loss is unique.
-Be patient.
-Never say "Don't feel sad" or "Don't feel scared."
This class is for adults only. Text book provided at the class. No new registrations after start date.



with Shanoa Gardiner

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2020 at 1 pm

If you got a new camera for Christmas, then you’ll want to zoom in on this class! Learn how to get out of auto mode on your digital camera. We will work indoors and out. Learn how to find the proper exposure and focus on your digital camera. We will also identify and select white balance settings appropriate to the subject, and figure out how the focal length of lenses affects final images. Please bring your DSLR and manual to class. The Second day we will take time to review images and ask questions. As well as learn about basic compositional tools you can use to take your photos to the next level. Bring a lunch and a warm jacket to each class. NEW DATES: Feb 8th & 15th, 1-4pm.

Inoculating Kids Against the Pandemic of Pornography


with Tally Harmon

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm

Because pornography has become so accessible to young children via internet-enabled mobile devices, the days of being able to prevent exposure to it are long gone. Instead we must cognitively inoculate or porn-proof our kids by teaching them early what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and exactly how they can reject it. Come learn how. Class fee covers the cost of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" by Kristen Jenson, a children's book that walks you through talking about this sensitive topic with your kids.

Substitute Teaching


with Linda Irick

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm

This community class meets the requirements of “at least 24 hours of school district in-service training” as mentioned on the state of Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board website. This class is designed to prepare students to become substitute teachers.

It will cover the use and application of lesson plans, elements of instruction, emergency plans, classroom organization and behavior management skills. Students will learn about duties and job descriptions for all levels. Successful completion of the course is based on attendance. Become a substitute teacher with your high school diploma (or High School Equivalency) and this class. Upon completion and with additional observation time, you can meet the requirements to become a certified substitute teacher in the state of Wyoming. Additionally, you will be required to undergo background checks to work in local school districts. Classes are Wednesdays. There will be one night of class that will meet on a different night because of district parent/teacher conferences. That will be announced at the beginning of the class.
PLEASE NOTE - All current state requirements to gain your Substitute Teaching Permit are listed online at Requirements are subject to change. If you are not certain of your current eligibility to become a substitute teacher in Wyoming, please check with the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board. If you have ever been a substitute teacher before, and your certification has lapsed, this class is not for RE-certification.

CNA Free Consultation


with Staff Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 18, 2020

If you want to work in healthcare but don’t see college as being a good choice for you, or you want to earn some money before you enroll in a degree program so you don’t have to worry about amassing a huge amount of student debt, you will want to seriously consider becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant! Register here and we will contact you about all the options and possibilities. Our next course starts on February 18, 2020. The course work will be online with labs at Lyman High School and clinicals at Castle Rock Convalescent Center towards the end of March. Please contact us by registering or calling 307.782.6401.

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