September Community Programs

BASIC INCOME TAX PREPARATION
This 10-week course includes tax basics, tax law, income, deductions, credits, tax computations, tax forms; business and individual tax planning, filing taxes, and tax terms using MHEC approved textbooks. Classes held at Easton High School, Monday & Thursdays, 9/10 – 11/19/09, 6 – 9 pm. Course fee: $100. Materials fee: $60 .For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

NOW YOU ARE IN CHARGE!
A Boating Safety Course Designed for the Novice Boater
The skipper is incapacitated and the vessel operation is now in your hands – what will you do? This course will familiarize the student with the basics of vessel safety equipment, electronic instrumentation, navigation aids, vessel operation, and effective communications with the Coast Guard and Department of Natural Resources. Bring a brown bag lunch. Course fee: $25. Classes held at the Oxford Community Center, Saturday 9/12/09, 9 am – 1 pm. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu

ADVANCED CAKE DECORATING
Create a take-home (delicious) masterpiece! Students with learn advanced flower techniques such as basket weave; string work; stacking and tiering cake constructions; wedding, and anniversary cakes. Course fee: $85. Classes held at the Oxford Community Center, Saturdays, 9/12 – 10/10/09, 9 am – noon. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu

CARTOONING FOR PROFIT

Ever wondered where cartoon inspirations come from or what makes a cartoon so funny? Join Rick Kollinger, professional cartoonist, long-time popular columnist, and 18 time winner of the Maryland, Delaware and D.C. Press Association’s Award for Editorial Cartooning, to learn his secrets of finding inspiration for funny ideas and creating comic strips along with greeting cards and editorial cartoons. Course fee: $99 and tuition of $26 (in-county). Classes held at the Wye Mills campus Monday & Thursday, 9/14 – 10/22/09, 6pm – 7:30 pm. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

COME DANCE WITH ME!
Belly dancers are beautiful women of all shapes and sizes who come together to learn, promote and preserve this ancient art form – while having FUN! No prior dance training is required. This dance is not only exciting, but also helps strengthen, tone and create better posture. Course Fee: $95. Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus, Tuesday 9/15 – 10/20/09, 6 – 8 pm. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING FOR BEGINNERS
Create your own heirloom! Discover the rich history of rug hooking in the United States. Learn the hooking technique and explore the use of various fabrics in textile design. Course fee: $110. Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Monday 9/21 – 11/16, 6-8:30 pm. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn valuable tips and easy step-by-step project ideas to get you started in “scrap-free” scrap booking by using your digital photos! Course fee: $30. Materials fee: $75 (includes software). Classes held at the Wye Mills campus Wednesday 9/23 – 9/30/09 or Wednesday 10/28 – 11/4/09, 6-8 pm. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

IMPROVING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

How you interact with your clients, superiors and subordinates on the job can determine your experience in your day-to-day role at the office. Learn the importance of establishing a positive work environment, practicing effective listening and communication techniques, addressing errors and confusion, preventing poor standing with others, and much more! Course fee: $35. Classes are held Monday 9/14 – 9/28/09, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

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