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Intro into Horror Writing

From Algernon Blackwood to Stephen King, students will read a variety of short stories written by a wide variety of authors from different periods to get a view of the various ways to create horror fiction. Students will be introduced to horror writing through readings, writing prompts, writing exercises and will submit a completed piece of short fiction once it has gone through a series of revision and peer group reviews.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Oct. 15,22 & 29
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $39

Intro Canine Good Citizen

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. Canine Good Citizen helps owners build solid relationships with their dog based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience. This 4-week workshop gives you a better understanding of the test itself, the essential skills tested, and the benefits of this unique training program. It covers the test’s requirements and is packed with expert tips and advice for mastering all ten sections of the test.

Instructor: Becky Dunn
Date: Mondays Sept. 28- Oct. 19
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $75

Ballroom and Social Dance

Want to impress your friends every Saturday night on the dance floor and knock the socks off your family at the next wedding? Ballroom dancing is taught in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Traditional ballroom dancing will impress guests at weddings and formal events. Dancing is a way to meet new people, spice up the romance, and exercise! Students will learn the waltz and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!

Instructor: Mike Buerck
Date: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, & 9
Time: 7:30 – 8:45pm
Cost: $50/75 couple

Swing Into Fall (Swing Dance)

In the mood to do something fun that is also good for you? This class will get your feet moving to the beat of a wide variety of music. No dance experience needed, just come prepared to have fun! Participants will start with the basics and work their way up to more flashy and complicated moves. Leading and following techniques are stressed throughout the course. Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.

Instructor: Mike Buerck
Date: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, & 9
Time: 6 – 7:15pm
Cost: $50/75 couple

Wine for Women

Marketing research shows that women account for nearly 65% of all wine consumers and, overall, purchase more wine in retail sales than men. “Women and Wine” is targeted at women looking to increase their knowledge about wine in both business and social settings. The class combines a tasting of fine wines, as well as food and wine pairing, proper service and storage, and reading and ordering from a wine list. Ladies, it’s time to take control!

Instructor: Brian Noto
Date: Nov. 19
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $75

Holiday Wine

Everyone knows Champagne is a sparkling bubbly that everyone drinks on New Year’s Eve. However, Champagne isn’t the only sparkling beverage out there. From Italian Proseccos to Spanish Cavas and American sparkling Moscatos, the choices vary widely in price and fl avor. This workshop will lead you through to understand the production methods, the procedures and styles of Champagne and sparkling wines in the world. The tutor will also guide you to taste various styles of Champagne and sparkling wines and know everything about Blanc de Blance, Blanc de Noirs, vintage and non-vintage wines.

Instructor: Brian Noto
Date: Dec. 11
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $75

Christmas Cookie Decorating With Sugar Buzz

Learn techniques for decorating beautiful seasonal-themed cookies. Cookie baking, royal icing, flooding, fondant, piping and use of sprinkles and a number of other techniques are typically covered. Recipes will be provided and participants will be asked to bring a minmum of one dozen sugar cookies.(recipe will be provided) Each student will leave with their own decorated cookies from this hands on class.

Instructor: Sugar Buzz 
Date: Dec. 13
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $59

Holiday Dessert Buffet

So you had grand plans to throw a party and now you’re down to the wire, with the holidays around the corner…and the thought of preparing a full menu is overwhelming. The solution is simple: skip the savories and serve just desserts. Set them out buffet-style so guests can help themselves. Open some bottles of bubbly, have coffee and hot tea at the ready, and let the party begin. Join host Nicole Huff of Sugar Buzz Bakery as she shares recipes, tips, decorating techniques for cakes and cookies and even a quick holiday cake design for the center of your buffet table. This all-day workshop will include soups, beverages and dessert samples. Leave prepared for a festive Christmas gathering.

Instructor: Sugar Buzz 
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $69

Bone Beds, Breaking Bread, and a Beer Baron Estate

Over a hundred years ago, a bed of mastodon bones was found in the Kimmswick area. When I-55 development came along, a grass-roots preservation effort began to save the bone bed, and today, there’s Mastodon State Historic Site. Journey with us to learn about these prehistoric creatures (which are not the same as mammoths), and how the state park/ historic site came to be. Have lunch (included) at the Dough Depot, a circa 1865 restaurant and gift shop. Take a little time to browse the shops in Kimmswick, and end it all with a tour of the Anheuser estate.

Instructor: Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Gruenenberg
Date: Oct. 14
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Historic Cemeteries of Southeast Missouri

Ever wonder about your ancestors? Or maybe just interesting people from the past? This just could be your chance to “meet” some of them! On all Hallows eve, we’ll amble through the cemeteries of southeast Missouri, primarily in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties. We’ll learn about burial customs, symbolism found on headstones, and some of the famous (or perhaps infamous) souls who “reside” in these cemeteries. Lunch is included. Suggested that you bring paper and pencils so you may make a “rubbing” of tombstones of interest.

Instructor: Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Gruenenberg
Date: Oct. 31
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Shop at... Home for the Holidays

Forget crowded malls, endless parking lots, and long lines. From gifts to groceries, you can buy just about anything online! If you know the tricks, online shopping can save you time and money. Special emphasis will be put on securely making all of your fabulous purchases.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Micheal King
Date: Nov. 17
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $25

A Very Pinterest Christmas

Looking for a unique and creative gift for the holidays? Bring the holiday’s home with every gift you give. These gifts in a jar are perfect for adults and children alike. With playdough, spices, dip mixes, ornaments, paint, and more, we’ll explore various unique ideas for holiday gifts and décor. Come explore the returning world of homemade and leave with 8 or more ready-made, unique, and personal gifts.

Instructor: Ashley Lokey
Date: Nov. 7
Time: 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Christmas Cookie Decorating With Sugar Buzz

Learn techniques for decorating beautiful seasonal-themed cookies. Cookie baking, royal icing, flooding, fondant, piping and use of sprinkles and a number of other techniques are typically covered. Recipes will be provided and participants will be asked to bring a minmum of one dozen sugar cookies.(recipe will be provided) Each student will leave with their own decorated cookies from this hands on class.

Instructor: Sugar Buzz
Date: Dec. 13
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $59

Holiday Dessert Buffet

So you had grand plans to throw a party and now you’re down to the wire, with the holidays around the corner…and the thought of preparing a full menu is overwhelming. The solution is simple: skip the savories and serve just desserts. Set them out buffet-style so guests can help themselves. Open some bottles of bubbly, have coffee and hot tea at the ready, and let the party begin. Join host Nicole Huff of Sugar Buzz Bakery as she shares recipes, tips, decorating techniques for cakes and cookies and even a quick holiday cake design for the center of your buffet table. This all-day workshop will include soups, beverages and dessert samples. Leave prepared for a festive Christmas gathering.

Instructor: Sugar Buzz
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Wine for Women

Marketing research shows that women account for nearly 65% of all wine consumers and, overall, purchase more wine in retail sales than men. “Women and Wine” is targeted at women looking to increase their knowledge about wine in both business and social settings. The class combines a tasting of fine wines, as well as food and wine pairing, proper service and storage, and reading and ordering from a wine list. Ladies, it’s time to take control!

Instructor: Brian Noto
Date: Nov. 19
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $75

eBay Basics

Want to clean your closet, make extra income or start an online auction business? This workshop is a great place to start! We will start at the beginning with the creation of an eBay account and move on to details such as how to post images and how long to list your items.

Instructor: Brian Day
Date: Nov. 12
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $49

Sell UR Stuff: Beyond eBay

While a good old garage sale is the traditional way to make a buck selling stuff you don’t want, it does take energy to organize one. Want to skip the setup? Join us for this workshop and learn about all the ways to sell your unwanted items on the Internet. In this course we will go beyond eBay and we will walk you through a wide variety of selling methods and sites. This workshop is full of expert advice on ways to sell online and do it safely, whether your wares are garden tools or garden furniture.

Instructor: Christy Mershon
Date: Nov. 16
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $49

Ballroom and Social Dance

Want to impress your friends every Saturday night on the dance floor and knock the socks off your family at the next wedding? Ballroom dancing is taught in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Traditional ballroom dancing will impress guests at weddings and formal events. Dancing is a way to meet new people, spice up the romance, and exercise! Students will learn the waltz and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!

Instructor: Mike Buerck 
Date: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, & 9
Time: 7:30 – 8:45pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $50/75 couple

Swing Into Fall (Swing Dance)

In the mood to do something fun that is also good for you? This class will get your feet moving to the beat of a wide variety of music. No dance experience needed, just come prepared to have fun! Participants will start with the basics and work their way up to more flashy and complicated moves. Leading and following techniques are stressed throughout the course. Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.

Instructor: Mike Buerck 
Date: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, & 9
Time: 6 – 7:15pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $50/75 couple

3D Printing and Design for Beginners

Have you ever wished that you had the power to design anything your heart desired and have it magically created out of thin air? Now you can. Learn how to design and print objects using a variety of free software including Tinker-CAD, OpenSCAD, and Scupltris. Explore how digital design can reveal new ideas and provide fresh inspiration for your future projects. This workshop includes demonstrations of best practices using the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation Desktop 3D Printer and encourages experimentation through project-based learning. No matter your background, anyone can learn to create with 3D printing. Class is suitable for beginners. No code writing or 3D printing experience required.

Session 1

Instructor: Zach Tucker
Date: Oct. 6,7 & 8
Time: 6-9pm 
Location: TBD
Cost: $99

Session 2

Instructor: Zach Tucker
Date: Nov. 10,11 & 12
Time: 6-9pm 
Location: TBD
Cost: $99

Natural Household Cleaners

Are you tired of worrying about the pollution and toxicity from commercial household cleaning products? Stacey Peters from Brickhouse Soaps has weeded out the bad from the good and developed a natural collection of recipes that work wonders, all without the harsh chemicals in cleaners commonly used today. Not just that, but they’re really cheap to make! In this class you will learn how to make the following products to get you started: Wood cleaner and polish, Soft Scrub cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Air freshener spray, All purpose disinfectant cleaner, & Glass cleaner.

Instructor: Stacey from Brickhouse Soaps 
Date: Nov. 7 
Time: 10-12:30pm 
Location: TBD 
Cost: $69

Paranormal Investigation

o you enjoy a spine-tingling ghost story? Are you intrigued by things that go ‘bump’ in the night? Or, are you just interested in some Halloween fun? Steven Lachance will focus on the basics of ghost hunting. Get answers to all the questions you’ve been dying to ask! Participants will learn about the types of hauntings, the equipment paranormal investigators use, and how to safely conduct investigations.

Session 1

Instructor: Steven LaChance
Date: Oct. 2
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Session 2

Instructor: Steven LaChance
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 8pm-12am
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Haunted St. Louis

Catch a ride in our comfy coach as we leave Cape to join host Steven LaChance and members of Monster Paranormal for a tour of “America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood.” Hear the tragic history of the Lemp Family. Learn about neighbor Francis Tumblety…once one of the top suspects in London’s macabre Jack the Ripper murders. See the entrance to the once infamous underground caverns. Then travel to beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery where the dead do not always rest in peace. Hear stories of the famous (and infamous) residents who now call the cemetery home...and listen carefully (with special equipment) to see if they whisper to you as we travel through their resting place. Finally, follow in the footsteps of The Exorcist. We will retrace the locations of the real 1949 exorcism upon which the best-selling book and movie was based. Make your reservation now for a frightfully fun time! Tour includes transportation, guided walking tours, and all-you-can-eat lunch at the Lemp mansion.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Steven LaChance 
Date: (Sunday) Oct. 11 
Time: 9:45am-8pm 
Location: TBD 
Cost: $99

Horror Film and Literature

Horror literature and film have intrigued millions of people worldwide. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to slasher films, horror is a broad topic with a wide range of categories. This course will introduce the genre, concentrate on several short stories, novels, short films, and full films. Students will keep a journal of readings and viewings and compete a list of favorite horror literature and films.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Oct. 12,19 & 26
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $59

Intro into Horror Writing

From Algernon Blackwood to Stephen King, students will read a variety of short stories written by a wide variety of authors from different periods to get a view of the various ways to create horror fiction. Students will be introduced to horror writing through readings, writing prompts, writing exercises and will submit a completed piece of short fiction once it has gone through a series of revision and peer group reviews.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Oct. 15,22 & 29
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $39

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 1,8,15,22,29 or 30
Time: 7-9pm or 9-11pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $20/$30 couple

Boos on Broadway

Did you enjoy our popular Haunted Downtown Walking Tour? Are you interested in some more haunted history fun? Join us for our new frightfully fun adventure, “Boos on Broadway.” Follow the Broadway corridor from the river and hear chilling tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, murders, mayhem and more. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 21,23 or 24
Time: 7-9pm or 9-11pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $20/$30 couple

Sewing Bootcamp

Part 1. Know Your Machine
Want to ditch the hand stitch and work a machine? Do you own a machine and want to know how to use it? Come explore the simplicity of owning and running a sewing machine. From threading and troubleshooting to specialty uses we’ll explore the world of at home sewing with a basic sewing machine.

Instructor: Leah Powers
Date: Oct. 6
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $39*

Part 2. Hem and Mend
Do you have that one favorite clothing item which needs mending? Need to hem your pants or replace a button or closure? Learn the techniques of professionals and save time and money by doing this at home.

Instructor: Leah Powers
Date: Oct. 13
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $39*

Part 3. Sew and Create
You’ve mastered the machine, become a mending maniac, and you’re ready to create! Explore garment construction step by step from pattern lingo, to fabrics, to finishing, clasps, and more. Learn “behind the sewing” tips and importance of quality in construction.

Instructor: Leah Powers
Date: Oct. 20
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $39*

*Register for all three courses for $100, or pay $39 for each class.

The Art of Digital Photography

Would you like to know more about digital photography and taking better pictures without using Photoshop? This course is for the intermediate level person interested in photography. This six week course is interactive and involves photographing a subject for each class. It covers the elements of composition; mastering the camera controls; exposure and lighting; how to better photograph family and friends, places, and things; getting the most from your camera, and photography as a means of documentation and an art form.

Instructor: Tom Neumeyer
Date: Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Mineral Makeup Class

Save your skin and your money! Stacey Peters from Brickhouse Soaps will teach us how to make quick and easy mineral makeup safe for anyone’s skin. In this class you will learn how to make the following products to get you started: Natural Mineral Powder, Natural Bronzer/Blush, Natural Eyeliner and Shadow, Natural Mascara We will also go over all the ingredients used in these products and why they are better than store bought products, You will go home with a sample of everything made in the class, a booklet containing recipes and important information, and the knowledge to continue making your own natural make-up!

Instructor: Stacey from Brickhouse Soaps
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 10am-12:30pm 
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Coffee Cupping with Kaldi’s Coffee

A two-hour session covering the basics of cupping coffee and exploring coffees from all over the world. Join Frank McGinty from Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company And learn about the various flavors available in coffee, why they taste different depending on where they come from, and how artisan roasting plays an important part. We will cup coffees from various places throughout the world and discuss them. You will also learn how to use the flavor wheel that coffee professionals refer to when describing coffee. You will see what it takes to get coffee from bean to cup.

Instructor: Frank McGinty
Date: Sept. 12
Time: 2-4pm 
Location: TBD
Cost: $35

Haunted St. Louis

Catch a ride in our comfy coach as we leave Cape to join host Steven LaChance and members of Monster Paranormal for a tour of “America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood.” Hear the tragic history of the Lemp Family. Learn about neighbor Francis Tumblety…once one of the top suspects in London’s macabre Jack the Ripper murders. See the entrance to the once infamous underground caverns. Then travel to beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery where the dead do not always rest in peace. Hear stories of the famous (and infamous) residents who now call the cemetery home...and listen carefully (with special equipment) to see if they whisper to you as we travel through their resting place. Finally, follow in the footsteps of The Exorcist. We will retrace the locations of the real 1949 exorcism upon which the best-selling book and movie was based. Make your reservation now for a frightfully fun time! Tour includes transportation, guided walking tours, and all-you-can-eat lunch at the Lemp mansion.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Steven LaChance 
Date: (Sunday) Oct. 11 
Time: 9:45am-8pm 
Location: TBD 
Cost: $99

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 1,8,15,22,29 or 30
Time: 7-9pm or 9-11pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $20/$30 couple

Boos on Broadway

Did you enjoy our popular Haunted Downtown Walking Tour? Are you interested in some more haunted history fun? Join us for our new frightfully fun adventure, “Boos on Broadway.” Follow the Broadway corridor from the river and hear chilling tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, murders, mayhem and more. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 21,23 or 24
Time: 7-9pm or 9-11pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $20/$30 couple

Bone Beds, Breaking Bread, and a Beer Baron Estate

Over a hundred years ago, a bed of mastodon bones was found in the Kimmswick area. When I-55 development came along, a grass-roots preservation effort began to save the bone bed, and today, there’s Mastodon State Historic Site. Journey with us to learn about these prehistoric creatures (which are not the same as mammoths), and how the state park/ historic site came to be. Have lunch (included) at the Dough Depot, a circa 1865 restaurant and gift shop. Take a little time to browse the shops in Kimmswick, and end it all with a tour of the Anheuser estate

Instructor: Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Gruenenberg
Date: Oct. 14
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Historic Cemeteries of Southeast Missouri

Ever wonder about your ancestors? Or maybe just interesting people from the past? This just could be your chance to “meet” some of them! On all Hallows eve, we’ll amble through the cemeteries of southeast Missouri, primarily in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties. We’ll learn about burial customs, symbolism found on headstones, and some of the famous (or perhaps infamous) souls who “reside” in these cemeteries. Lunch is included. Suggested that you bring paper and pencils so you may make a “rubbing” of tombstones of interest.

Instructor: Dr. Frank Nickell and Julie Gruenenberg
Date: Oct. 31
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Phlebotomy Technician Program

This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program. Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam.

Course Contact Hours: 90 hrs.
Student Tuition: $1,599 (Textbooks included)

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays October 5th – December 16th 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Date: Saturdays (10/17; 11/7 & 12/5)
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Creative Retail Marketing for the Holiday

The holidays are some of the best sales seasons for most businesses. Local businesses can take advantage of this time to bring more revenue, gain recurring customers and to brand themselves. Competition with websites and online ordering, local businesses struggle to retain that business which is needed to keep the doors open. This course will show local business owners and managers creative tips and tricks to get the customer off the computer and into the store.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $49

What Is Your Number?

Did you know that your credit score is a very important number? Lenders surely believe so. Your credit score aids in helping lenders make important decisions about you. In this class, you will receive first-hand tips on understanding your credit score, learning ways to increase your credit score, effectively using your credit score to your advantage, and being able to locate and dispute discrepancies to enhance credit score.

Instructor: LaKenya Taylor
Date: Oct. 5, 7, 12 & 14
Time: 6:30-7:45pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $75

Self-Publishing Intro

The publishing world has changed a lot over the years. Before, a writer’s options were to try to get a publisher to acquire the book or to do vanity publishing. Now, authors have so many options and many of these are choosing to self-publish for many different reasons. This workshop will teach you the step by step process of self-publishing your book.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Nov. 2, 9,16 & 23
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Ebooks

Whether you are an expert on one or several subjects or have some creative fiction or nonfiction you want to share, this course will take you through the process of understanding what an eBook is, how to write and design as well as publish and sell your book. Ebooks are gaining momentum in popularity and sales. With the availability of so many outlets, your book can become avaiable virtually anywhere. Make money and establish yourself on the Internet as an expert!

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $59

Intro into Horror Writing

From Algernon Blackwood to Stephen King, students will read a variety of short stories written by a wide variety of authors from different periods to get a view of the various ways to create horror fiction. Students will be introduced to horror writing through readings, writing prompts, writing exercises and will submit a completed piece of short fiction once it has gone through a series of revision and peer group reviews.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Oct. 15,22 & 29
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $39

All ACT classes are $25 each OR one session for $75

ACT Prep, Session 1: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Sept. 1
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Sept. 3
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Josh DeVrise
Date: Sept. 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 1: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Sept. 10
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Oct. 13 
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Oct. 15
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Josh DeVries 
Date: Oct. 20
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 2: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Oct. 22
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: English

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Dale Haskell
Date: Dec.1 
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Science

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Kay Hendrix
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Reading

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Josh DeVrise
Date: Dec. 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

ACT Prep, Session 3: Math

The ACT Prep provides a systematic review of the ACT components: Math, Science, English, and Reading. Unlike CD and paper reviews, our ACT prep classes give access to an instructor with knowledge and expertise in his/her subject area and test taking strategies.

Instructor: Mary Shelton
Date: Dec. 10
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Dempster Hall 025
Cost: $25

Haunted St. Louis

Catch a ride in our comfy coach as we leave Cape to join host Steven LaChance and members of Monster Paranormal for a tour of “America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood.” Hear the tragic history of the Lemp Family. Learn about neighbor Francis Tumblety…once one of the top suspects in London’s macabre Jack the Ripper murders. See the entrance to the once infamous underground caverns. Then travel to beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery where the dead do not always rest in peace. Hear stories of the famous (and infamous) residents who now call the cemetery home...and listen carefully (with special equipment) to see if they whisper to you as we travel through their resting place. Finally, follow in the footsteps of The Exorcist. We will retrace the locations of the real 1949 exorcism upon which the best-selling book and movie was based. Make your reservation now for a frightfully fun time! Tour includes transportation, guided walking tours, and all-you-can-eat lunch at the Lemp mansion.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Steven LaChance 
Date: (Sunday) Oct. 11 
Time: 9:45am-8pm 
Location: TBD 
Cost: $99

Paranormal Investigation

o you enjoy a spine-tingling ghost story? Are you intrigued by things that go ‘bump’ in the night? Or, are you just interested in some Halloween fun? Steven Lachance will focus on the basics of ghost hunting. Get answers to all the questions you’ve been dying to ask! Participants will learn about the types of hauntings, the equipment paranormal investigators use, and how to safely conduct investigations.

Session 1

Instructor: Steven LaChance
Date: Oct. 2
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Session 2

Instructor: Steven LaChance
Date: Oct. 3
Time: 8pm-12am
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Horror Film and Literature

Horror literature and film have intrigued millions of people worldwide. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to slasher films, horror is a broad topic with a wide range of categories. This course will introduce the genre, concentrate on several short stories, novels, short films, and full films. Students will keep a journal of readings and viewings and compete a list of favorite horror literature and films.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Oct. 12,19 & 26
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $59

Intro into Horror Writing

From Algernon Blackwood to Stephen King, students will read a variety of short stories written by a wide variety of authors from different periods to get a view of the various ways to create horror fiction. Students will be introduced to horror writing through readings, writing prompts, writing exercises and will submit a completed piece of short fiction once it has gone through a series of revision and peer group reviews.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Oct. 15,22 & 29
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $39

Harvest Craft Décor

Decorating for Fall (or Thanksgiving) but can’t find that perfect centerpiece? Come create your own unique decorations with a twist on a harvest season classic: pumpkins! Learn how to utilize a common pumpkin for amazing tablescapes beyond carving. We’ll explore a multitude of methods for creating a unique look utilizing ordinary, everyday items. Mod podge, nail polish, crayons, fabric, and more! Design your own unique pieces and take them home for decoration.

Instructor: Ashley Lokey
Date: Oct. 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $49

Haunted Downtown Walking Tour

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 1,8,15,22,29 or 30
Time: 7-9pm or 9-11pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $20/$30 couple

Boos on Broadway

Did you enjoy our popular Haunted Downtown Walking Tour? Are you interested in some more haunted history fun? Join us for our new frightfully fun adventure, “Boos on Broadway.” Follow the Broadway corridor from the river and hear chilling tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, murders, mayhem and more. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Tom Neumeyer
Date: Oct. 21,23 or 24
Time: 7-9pm or 9-11pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $20/$30 couple

Christmas Cookie Decorating With Sugar Buzz

Learn techniques for decorating beautiful seasonal-themed cookies. Cookie baking, royal icing, flooding, fondant, piping and use of sprinkles and a number of other techniques are typically covered. Recipes will be provided and participants will be asked to bring a minmum of one dozen sugar cookies.(recipe will be provided) Each student will leave with their own decorated cookies from this hands on class.

Instructor: Sugar Buzz 
Date: Dec. 13
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $59

Holiday Wine

Everyone knows Champagne is a sparkling bubbly that everyone drinks on New Year’s Eve. However, Champagne isn’t the only sparkling beverage out there. From Italian Proseccos to Spanish Cavas and American sparkling Moscatos, the choices vary widely in price and fl avor. This workshop will lead you through to understand the production methods, the procedures and styles of Champagne and sparkling wines in the world. The tutor will also guide you to taste various styles of Champagne and sparkling wines and know everything about Blanc de Blance, Blanc de Noirs, vintage and non-vintage wines.

Instructor: Brian Noto
Date: Dec. 11
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $75

Holiday Dessert Buffet

So you had grand plans to throw a party and now you’re down to the wire, with the holidays around the corner…and the thought of preparing a full menu is overwhelming. The solution is simple: skip the savories and serve just desserts. Set them out buffet-style so guests can help themselves. Open some bottles of bubbly, have coffee and hot tea at the ready, and let the party begin. Join host Nicole Huff of Sugar Buzz Bakery as she shares recipes, tips, decorating techniques for cakes and cookies and even a quick holiday cake design for the center of your buffet table. This all-day workshop will include soups, beverages and dessert samples. Leave prepared for a festive Christmas gathering.

Instructor: Sugar Buzz 
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: TBD 
Cost: $69

Shop at... Home for the Holidays

Forget crowded malls, endless parking lots, and long lines. From gifts to groceries, you can buy just about anything online! If you know the tricks, online shopping can save you time and money. Special emphasis will be put on securely making all of your fabulous purchases.

Instructor: Christy Mershon and Micheal King
Date: Nov. 17
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $25

A Very Pinterest Christmas

Looking for a unique and creative gift for the holidays? Bring the holiday’s home with every gift you give. These gifts in a jar are perfect for adults and children alike. With playdough, spices, dip mixes, ornaments, paint, and more, we’ll explore various unique ideas for holiday gifts and décor. Come explore the returning world of homemade and leave with 8 or more ready-made, unique, and personal gifts.

Instructor: Ashley Lokey
Date: Nov. 7
Time: 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $69

Creative Retail Marketing for the Holiday

The holidays are some of the best sales seasons for most businesses. Local businesses can take advantage of this time to bring more revenue, gain recurring customers and to brand themselves. Competition with websites and online ordering, local businesses struggle to retain that business which is needed to keep the doors open. This course will show local business owners and managers creative tips and tricks to get the customer off the computer and into the store.

Instructor: Sandra Newsome
Date: Sept. 17
Time: 6-9pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $49