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Cake Night: Cake Lace, $59

Come create a one-of-a-kind cake decorated with cake lace. Participants will assemble and frost their own cake, using cake lace as a starting point. We will supply all the necessary supplies. Learn how to use cake lace and create borders for your cake. Your edible masterpiece will decorated with your unique touches. No cake decorating experience is needed - just come for a fun (and yummy) time.
April 23 from 6-8pm with Sally Carter

Cookie Night: Spring Flowers, $59

Welcome Spring by creating your own flower-shaped cookies. Each participant will decorate a dozen sugar cookies in this DIY workshop. We will explore different techniques to make your cookies miniature works of art. No experience needed. All supplies will be provided. Come create your own edible masterpieces.
March 20 from 6-9pm with Sally Carter

Sharpen Your Skills: Knife Craft 101, $39

Join Chef Lisa Essmyer for this fun and informational chopping fiesta! We will focus on the three basic kitchen knives: chef, paring and serrated and examine what constitutes a “good” knife as well as how to maintain your blades. This is no boring lecture class so bring your own knives and work with Lisa to make your own salsa, guacamole and fruit salsa all while learning basic cutting techniques you can translate to your own recipes.
*Is there something you’ve always wanted to know the proper way to cut? Let us know when you register and we will try to build your requests into the evening. Bring some take-away containers as there is sure to be salsa to share!
April 10 from 6-8pm with Chef Lisa Essmyer

Sensational Salad Workshop, $39

“Lettuce” show you that a salad can be more than bland and basic! In this class, you will prepare fresh, creative and delicious entree-style salads. You will come away with some great new (and light) meal ideas. Calling all foodies and cooking enthusiasts trying to figure out how to make those delicious salads you see drool-worthy pictures of on Instagram. Chef Lisa will show you how to use locally-sourced, fresh ingredients along with unexpected elements and delicious do-it-yourself dressings to elevate your summer cooking game!
May 24 from 6-8pm with Chef Lisa Essmyer

Intro to Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooking, $39

Have you read the reviews? People are obsessed with the Instant Pot. This multi-cooker does the job of a slow-cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. Did you get one for Christmas? Is it still in the box? Not sure how to use it? Afraid it might blow up in your kitchen? We can help! This informative class will include demonstrations, detailed explanations of the features of your Instant Pot, a booklet with helpful hints and recipes, and we'll sample the prepared items.
April 19 from 6-8pm with Angela Runnels-Allstun

*SPECIAL*

Any two of the following classes for $75
Sharpen Your Skills: Knife Craft 101, Sensational Salad Workshop, or Intro to Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooking

Ballroom and Social Dance, $50/$75 a couple

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 a waltz, cha-cha and two-step. If time permits, we may also learn a barn dance!
Starting April 6th from 6-7:15pm with Mike Buerck

Swing into Spring, $50/$75 a couple

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.
Starting April 6th from 7:30-8:45pm with Mike Buerck

Sell Ur Stuff: eBay, $29

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.
April 9 from 6-8pm with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

Sell Ur Stuff: Beyond eBay, $29

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.
April 30 from 6-8pm with Christy Mershon and Micheal King

An Introduction to the Basics of Drawing, $39

Looking to improve your basic drawing skills? Has it been a while since you picked up your sketchbook? Six mini lessons will be covered during this one three hour session. Topics include basic sketching and drawing techniques, lessons on placement, proportion, and perspective, and elements of design. All supplies will be provided. Take the next step in expressing yourself by refreshing your drawing skills with this fast-paced class.
March 20 from 6-9pm with Dave Carter

Introduction to Visual Art, $99

Pastels, graphite, watercolors, acrylics, charcoal, and clay all in one class! If you’ve ever wanted to try a different art medium, here is your chance. You will be instructed on how to use each medium in class as you practice your skills. Then, complete finished pieces as homework to share at the next meeting. This course increase your personal skills in artistic vision and expression, as well as appreciation for the skills of others.
April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-8pm with Dave Carter

Let’s Play "Holi" – Hindu "Festival of Colors", $29

Do you love springtime? How about getting messy and throwing colors around to ring in the beginning of the season? Learn all about the Hindu festival of colors called “Holi” that symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and the beginning of spring. In this fun and interactive workshop, we will create beautiful crafts, try some yummy traditional food, and even get messy with a color throwing party!
March 10 from 4-6pm, in partnership with CENET

Culture in the Kitchen, $39

Have you ever wanted to learn how to prepare recipes from another culture? Join us as we embark on a culinary journey around the world through this demonstration-based class. This class is part of a series that will focus on world cooking. For this class, we will dive into the traditional food and beverages of the Indian subcontinent.
April 12 from 6-8pm, in partnership with CENET

iPhone Photography, $29

You have your phone with you almost every waking moment. Learn to use all of the features in the camera. Get a camera primer on focus, exposure and white balance, a photography primer on the importance of light and composition, and an introduction to key tools and apps. In addition, we’ll cover tips for sharing images. Note: Bring your iPhone and charger to class.
April 20 from 7-9pm with Michael Toeniskoetter and Micheal King

Intro to Photoshop, $29

Join Micheal King as he explains how to get started using Photoshop. Learn how to navigate the interface, tools and palettes, crop and scale images, make selections, use layers, and retouch images.
March 27 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Intro to Illustrator, $29

This is an introductory workshop where students will learn about Illustrator and learn to work with tools and panels, use the pen tool, and much more.
April 24 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Intro to Indesign, $29

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to use InDesign to layout a tri-fold brochure using various tools and palettes. You will also learn how to create, edit, and layout text, place and frame images, layout multiple pages, and export printable PDF files of your work.
May 8 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Introduction to DSLR Videography, $59

DSLRs are versatile and can be used not only for photos but for high-quality video. Join us to learn a basic introduction in capturing film and setting up that cinematic shot with your DSLR! It is highly recommended that you have a DSLR.
April 21 from 10am-4:30pm with Cannon Cove Studios, LLC

Hands-On Drone Pilot Training, $199

Afraid to fly that DJI drone you just bought? An experienced, licensed UAV pilot will teach you the features and settings of your drone, walk you through some of the FAA regulations and then head outside for some hands-on training. You can bring your own UAV for customized training or use the DJI Phantom 4 UAV provided for the class.
Coming this Spring, Check back for more details!

Let’s Get Moving: Belly Dancing, $75

Learn basic belly dance steps, movements, and Middle Eastern rhythms. No previous dance experience needed. Get a great workout, improve your posture, and have fun!.
Starting April 9th from 6:30-7:45pm with Sirena Watkins

Mackinac Island - $650 (based on double occupancy)

  • 7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS (September 16-22, 2018)
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • 6 nights lodging
  • 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Guided Tour of Mackinaw City
  • Visit to Mackinac Island, including a Guided Carriage Tour
  • Boat ride through Soo Locks and free time and sight-seeing in Sault Sainte Marie
  • Visit to Mackinaw Crossings
  • Admission to Colonial Michilimackinac
  • and much more!

A Very NOLA Christmas - $575 (based on double occupancy)

  • 6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS (December 3-8, 2018)
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • 5 nights lodging
  • 8 meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • GUIDED TOUR OF NEW ORLEANS
  • Admission to the NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
  • GUIDED TOUR OF A LOUISIANA PLANTATION
  • Admission to MARDI GRAS WORLD
  • Relaxing RIVERBOAT CRUISE on the Mississippi
  • Enjoy Historic New Orleans French Quarter
  • and much more!

Friday the 13th: Night of the Living, Dead

Superstitious? Have you heard the old tales about visiting a graveyard on Friday the 13th? It is said the dead sometimes follow you home. Want to find out for yourself? Step back in time as you visit some of Cape Girardeau’s eternal “residents,” in one of the region’s oldest cemeteries. It is thought that there are more than 6,500 burials, many unmarked. Our nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within. Join us if you dare!
April 13 at 9pm with Christy Mershon

iPhone Photography, $29

You have your phone with you almost every waking moment. Learn to use all of the features in the camera. Get a camera primer on focus, exposure and white balance, a photography primer on the importance of light and composition, and an introduction to key tools and apps. In addition, we’ll cover tips for sharing images. Note: Bring your iPhone and charger to class.
April 20 from 7-9pm with Michael Toeniskoetter and Micheal King

Intro to Photoshop, $29

Join Micheal King as he explains how to get started using Photoshop. Learn how to navigate the interface, tools and palettes, crop and scale images, make selections, use layers, and retouch images.
March 27 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Intro to Illustrator, $29

This is an introductory workshop where students will learn about Illustrator and learn to work with tools and panels, use the pen tool, and much more.
April 24 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Intro to Indesign, $29

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to use InDesign to layout a tri-fold brochure using various tools and palettes. You will also learn how to create, edit, and layout text, place and frame images, layout multiple pages, and export printable PDF files of your work.
May 8 from 6-8pm with Micheal King

Introduction to DSLR Videography, $59

DSLRs are versatile and can be used not only for photos but for high-quality video. Join us to learn a basic introduction in capturing film and setting up that cinematic shot with your DSLR! It is highly recommended that you have a DSLR.
April 21 from 10am-4:30pm with Cannon Cove Studios, LLC

AID Training, $39

When confronted with an individual with the intent to kill…..you have several options, Escape the situation, Barricade in the room you are in or fight. Educational CEU’s and/or 2 Post Credits (1 Interpersonal, 1 Technical) Available.
April 11 from 10am-12pm with Tom Bradley

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Drones for Beginners, $25

If you’ve never touched a drone before, but want to learn more, this is the class for you. An experienced drone pilot will cover the basics and answer questions about how to get involved in the exciting world of drones.
March 21 from 12pm-1pm with Andrew Chronister

Badges – Beyond the Boy Scouts?, $25

Remember your first Scouting badge? Today’s badges have gone digital. Digital badges have emerged as a way to document ongoing community engagement, professional development, and accomplishments. Badges recognize learning in highly visible ways. They can support and enhance a career portfolio and may help illuminate a learning path. Join us to lunch and learn more!
April 18 from 12-1pm with Christy Mershon

Crypto Confusion, $25

What is this new crypto currency revolution? Lunch and Learn the basics: what is crypto, how do you get it, how do you spend it and what do you/your business need to do to join the revolution.
May 2 from 12pm-1pm with Andrew Bard

What the Hoot?, $25

Certified Social Marketing Expert, Micheal King will show you one tool to rule all of your social media marketing.
May 10 from 12pm-1pm with Micheal King

*SPECIAL*

All of these classes for $75

Have you heard about that recent hack? Not the Equifax breach, the other one, not Atlanta's ransomware, the other OTHER one. As you've noticed security breaches are becoming so common its exhausting to keep updated. I am presenting a Internet Safety series that can help you reduce your chances of getting viruses and malware on your devices. The duration of the presentations will range from 45 mins to an hour. There will be time dedicated to Q & A regarding that dates’ topic.

Presentation 1: Social Engineering & Social Media
April 17: 6pm

Presentation 2: Web-Surfing Security Practices
April 19: 6pm

Presentation 3: Tools and Preventive countermeasures
April 24: 6 pm

Presentation 4: Mobile Devices
April 26: 6pm

This presentation series is intended for anyone who wants to learn basic internet safety practices. Whether you're a senior, student, or community member. Everyone and anyone is welcomed.

Contact

573.986.6879
coned@semo.edu
Economic and Business Engagement Center, 920 Broadway, Room 302
Continuing Education
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701