- Fun and Funky Recycled Jewelry
- The Cajun Night Before Christmas Party
- The Case of the Christmas Cookie Mystery
Fun and Funky Recycled Jewelry
Did you know you can make awesome jewelry with everyday objects? Would you like to do your part to “go green “and still look like a rock star? Then join us for this cool and crafty class. Make some bling for yourself or create a gift for the upcoming holiday season… the choice is up to you. You will leave this Saturday afternoon class with two very unique pieces that will be the envy of your friends and family! The best part of it all is that you’ll gain the skills to turn Scrabble pieces into glass pendants and bottle caps into bodacious bling. You’ll be amazed by the creations you can make at home once you’ve learned the basics in class!
For kids ages 9-14.
Instructor: Jessica King
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Jessica King earned her bachelor’s degree in technical graphics, her master’s degree in industrial management and has taught graphics classes at Southeast. Jessica is currently the Webmaster for SoutheastHEALTH.
The Cajun Night Before Christmas Party
Take the classic story of jolly old St. Nicholas, place it in a Louisiana bayou setting, dress Santa Claus in muskrat “from his head to his toes,” pile his skiff high with toys, and hitch it to eight friendly alligators. The result - The Cajun Night Before Christmas - a delightful new version of an old and familiar tale.
To accompany the book, we’ve created this children’s cooking course complete with a Louisiana theme – the final menu will include gingerbread cookies cut out in shapes to go along with the book, Cajun hot chocolate, calas (New Orleans rice fritters) and good ole’ fashioned Louisiana Gumbo! It’s Christmas on the bayou!
For kids ages 8-14
Instructor: Christy Mershon
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Christy Mershon is the assistant director of Extended & Continuing Education and has an extensive background in educational programming.
The Case of the Christmas Cookie Mystery
Mrs. Claus needs your help! Each Christmas, Mrs. Claus makes a batch of her special sugar cookies to give Santa all the energy he needs to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world. A bad little elf has snuck into the kitchen and messed up all the special baking powders. Put on your investigative hats and use science to figure out which powder is Mrs. Claus’ special baking powder! Without your help, Mrs. Claus will not be able to make her cookies! Help Mrs. Claus save Christmas! If we can solve the mystery, we’ll celebrate by trying some of Mrs. Claus’ special sugar cookies!
For kids ages 7-12
Instructor: Justin Pratt and Emily Durham
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. - noon
Justin Pratt is a Southeast student double majoring in Chemistry and Education. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA). He has also taught two Horizon Summer Camps: Junior Dino Dig and Eat Your Chemistry. Emily Durham is from a rural town in Southeast Missouri.
Emily is currently working on her Masters in English here at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Writing Excellence at Kent Library, and plans to teach after graduating.