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Creative Writing


with Kaitlin Bluemel Ciminelli

Calendar Current session started Sep 23, 2020 at 5 pm

COVID-19 Restrictions will apply in the VLC building and classroom. Masks required.

Do you have a story inside you that is just trying to explode out of you? Let me help you get it out of your mind and put on to paper. This class can help you with short stories, poetry, novels, journaling, etc. It's all a concept and you can implement it into whatever type of story telling that you desire. I will provide notebooks and pens.

Beginning American Sign Language
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Beginning American Sign Language


with Becky Bradshaw

Calendar Next session starts Oct 5, 2020 at 4 pm

COVID-19 Restrictions will apply in the VLC building and classroom. Masks required.

This interactive class will start out learning basic every day signs, alphabet, numbers and important expressions, etc. We will slowly evolve in to putting words together to form sentences and other ways to use ASL. These are important when successfully communicating with others in American Sign Language, and because good communication also involves manners, we'll be learning some basic do’s and don’ts of Deaf etiquette. Please bring a notebook. This class is for adults and school age children can come with an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult and be 1st grade or older. Children 6th grade and older will need to have their own registration.

Watercolor Painting


with Shanoa Gardiner

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 7, 2020 at 7 pm

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.

COVID-19 Restrictions will apply in the VLC building and classroom. Masks required.



with Shanoa Gardiner

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 8, 2020 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Nov 12, 2020

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. 

Oct. Session: Thurs 10/8, 6-8pm and Saturday 10/10, 2-4pm

Nov. Session: Thurs 11/12, 6-8pm and Saturday 11/14, 2-4pm

COVID-19 Restrictions will apply in the VLC building and classroom. Masks required.

Sit & Paint - Making Mandalas


with Shanoa Gardiner

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 10, 2020 at 10 am

Learn how to draw a mandala! In this online class, I'll walk you through the process of creating a mandala. You get to choose your own materials. It could be as simple as a paper and pencil to paint on a found object. Mandalas represent the connection between our inner world and outer reality. Designing your own mandalas can be very relaxing and therapeutic. They look complicated but actually they are quite easy, once you know the steps!

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which everything stems from.  This can be symbols, shapes, and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms. They can also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating it. 

This is an online class. You will need to download the free Zoom app to your phone or computer. You will need a computer that has a working camera and microphone. After you register for the class, your receipt email will contain your Zoom information.

You Should Be Dancing -with Hoops & Scarves!


with Lori Limoges

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

Participants will learn choreography combining Hoop Dancing & Scarf Dancing into one dance with two props. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY! A perfect “try-something-different-class!” Wear comfortable, looser clothing to allow for movement. 

Age Requirement: High School through Adult

Masks and distancing will be appropriately practiced.

Basic Pistol


with Spence Bentley

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 17, 2020 at 9 am

This 8 hour course will focus on basic defensive pistol shooting techniques for armed citizens giving you a solid foundation to build upon as your training progresses. We start with the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and firearm manipulation. Once you have a solid grasp on these concepts we will go over carry modes and gear, then move in to the combat mindset, and defensive shooting techniques with drills that will help you further hone your skills. This course will be taught in two parts, part one will be in the class room and part two will be on the range. This course is a great follow up to the concealed carry permit course or as a stand-alone for new shooters that want to start building their skills.


Firearm safety
Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
Drawing and presenting a firearm from concealment
Combat and tactical reloads
Cleaning malfunctions
Proper gear and ammunition
Introduction to using cover and concealment
Combat mindset
Combat effective shooting vs competition shooting
Defensive shooting techniques and drills

Pistol of any caliber (Preferably 9mm or better)
Min 2 Magazines
Gun belt (Recommended) Here is a great place to get a good belt 
Magazine pouch
Holster (Strong side hip inside or outside the waistband suggested, No cross draw or shoulder holsters)
Speed loader
Eye protection
Ear protection (Electronic recommended)
150+ rounds of ammunition

Knee Pads


Concealed Carry for Utah and Wyoming


with Spence Bentley

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 24, 2020 at 9 am

COVID-19 Restrictions will apply in the VLC building and classroom. Masks required.

The Concealed Carry Plus course is the True North Strategic Concealed Carry Class. We believe in putting assets on the street and that the minimum required by the state is not enough to make you an asset. In this course we will cover the laws pertaining to carrying and using a firearm for self defense and the use of deadly force in the classroom. Then we will go to the range and build a solid defensive shooting foundation for you to build on with further training. This course was developed to fill the void in training between the state minimum training, and becoming a confident armed citizen. Age required: Must be within 1 year of your 21st birthday or older. Please be aware class dates/schedule may be changed due to weather.

Going with the class to the range is not mandatory but encouraged. Instructor helps people start to learn to shoot and to get them comfortable with carrying a firearm. Students that wish to go to the range should bring their firearm that they plan on carrying. If they do bring a firearm we ask they leave them in their locked vehicle until we go to the range. Bringing 100 or more rounds of ammunition is suggested. Permits are not issued at this class. Students have to submit an application to the state and get a background check then the state issues the permit.

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