Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Testimonial Tuesday - How to Improve Your Memory!

#TestimonialTuesday on our How to Improve Your Memory #LEARN course!
The next course is March 6, so register now!
Looking to expand your options? We have hundreds of personal enrichment courses!
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Gardening in Northeast Florida, learn how!

Our "Gardening in Northeast Florida" course will be useful to both new and experienced gardeners who face the challenge of dealing with Northeast Florida's climate and soils.


The course begins Feb. 28, register now!

You will learn the basics of horticulture as it relates to our region. You will learn which plants are appropriate and how to start new plants by using seed cuttings and other means.

Overriding themes will include how to minimize maintenance, be environmentally responsible and where to find plants and seeds.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wine Essentials - Understanding Simplicity, Complexity and Evaluation

Learn what makes a good wine good, whether expensive or inexpensive, and how to order with ease at any restaurant, in our "Wine Essentials - Understanding Simplicity, Complexity and Evaluation" course!

The course is Feb. 27, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.! Register today!

The instructor will present additional criteria for understanding wine and will present a list of basic adjectives used in the sensory evaluation of wine.

While this class is indeed informative and fun, it will also prove to be enlightening. Six wines will be tasted and the cost of the wine is included.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Basic Quilt Making Skills course in 3 days!

Our Basic Quilt Making Skills course, starting Feb. 23, is the perfect way to introduce you to quilt terminology, basic cutting, piecing and quilt construction techniques.
The Attic Windows quilt is one of the most popular and best loved of all three dimensional quilt patterns. The pattern draws the eye into a shadow box effect.

This is an excellent way to showcase a favorite print or special blocks. You will construct a twin size quilt top.

Layering and quilting will not be included in class time. Options for finishing will be discussed. No experience necessary!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Practical Self-Defense and Awareness

The ability to defend yourself, develop strength and build confidence does not require years of training.

Learn Practical Self-Defense and Awareness on Feb. 20, register now!

Tim Robinson, a lifetime practitioner with black-belt certifications in five different martial arts, will teach you a system of practical, proven self-defense techniques and strategies for personal safety and awareness.

This system includes powerful street self-defense, unarmed weapons defense, defense from the ground, effective use of your environment and defense tools found in everyday life. Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones during this four-week course.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Testimonial Tuesday - Practical Self-Defense and Awareness!

This #TestimonialTuesday, Katie talks about our Practical Self-Defense and Awareness course! The next course begins Feb. 20!

This system includes powerful street self-defense, unarmed weapons defense, defense from the ground, effective use of your environment and defense tools found in everyday life. Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones during this four-week course.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Great Wines Regions of the World - Burgundy

Burgundy is the one of the most famous wine regions in the world.

Register now for our "Great Wines Regions of the World - Burgundy" on Feb. 16!

The white and red wines from this region of France can be hauntingly beautiful in their aromas and flavors. With hundreds of sub-regions and thousands of producers, Burgundy is also one of the most confusing wine regions in the world.

The instructor, a fine wine industry veteran for more than 35 years will share the “insider information” that is the key to understanding the intricacies of this fabled and extraordinary wine region.

Seven wines will be tasted and the cost of these world-class wines is included.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Meditation is safe, healthy, timely and regenerative.

Register now for our Beginning Meditation course at Brooks YMCA on Feb. 15 at 6:30p.m.!

Learn techniques to develop a meditation practice for your own peace and well-being. Practice proper breathing to optimize relaxation into the practice of meditation.

Enter the world of guided imagery meditation and sound and vibration relaxation therapy, along with others to choose from.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Need help with the SAT? We have just the SAT® Preparation Course you need!

Need help with the SAT? We have just the SAT® Preparation Course and tools you need!

The new SAT includes a reading test, writing and language test, and a math test. The SAT has an optional essay component, required by some colleges.

Our SAT Prep course begins Feb. 11! Sign up today!

Begin the course by taking an official full-length retired SAT test (remember to bring two #2 pencils!). At the end of the course, you will take another full-length retired SAT exam. Post-test data scores will be emailed to you after completion of the course.

Our expert instructors use your pre-test results to guide you through each section of the Revised SAT exam and provide personal attention in and out of the classroom. Whether you need assistance with the reading, writing and language or math section of the SAT, this course will help you maximize your score. 

Our last SAT course participants had an average score increase of 73 points from Pre to Post test results! Wow!

Learn useful study and test-taking and time management strategies to reduce your anxiety and improve your scores.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Level II Photography - Starts Feb. 20!

In our Level II Photography: Taking Control, More Help in Refining Your Photos course, you will go beyond basics and learn what the camera is doing so more creative control can be applied.

Understand the traits of light and how the camera interprets them. Learn metering, metering modes and how the camera determines exposure. Topics include:

Lighting: recognizing the type of light present and using it properly, learning the qualities, traits & types of light, all about white balance for color control.

Other: key concept for exposure of neutral and learning to recognize it in a scene, how all the camera metering modes work & when to use each one, getting sharp images, controlling where you focus, tripod tips, sensor size and crop factor impact and the graduate course on depth of field for dramatic photos.

The course finishes with an introduction to flash and a wrap up with some image analysis.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Organic Vegetable Gardening - Feb. 8!

Grow delicious, nutrient-rich organic herbs and vegetables in your own backyard, with our Organic Vegetable Gardening course on Feb. 8! Register now!

Discover how to build, layer and create healthy soil without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Step-by-step techniques for planting and harvesting take the guesswork out of getting the most from your garden.

Month-by-month planning calendars keep your vegetables producing year round. Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned gardener, expand your horticultural knowledge in organic fertilization and pest management.

Pick up tricks and tips for creating a robust garden that thrives rather than just survives.