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OUS Community Education classes now being offered

Community education classes are now being offered at Ohio University Southern’s Ironton and Proctorville campuses.

The classes are open to the general public regardless of educational background and are self-supporting. The fees collected from classes cover the instructional, administrative and overhead cost of the program.

Registration and enrollment must be completed prior to the first class session. If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met, the class could be cancelled.

Beginning Bridge with instructor Madolin Blackwell meets 7-8 p.m. on Mondays through Nov. 10 in the OUS Caucus Room.

Bridge is a popular card game of skill that involves trick-taking and bidding. This class provides basic instruction and enables individuals to gain beginning knowledge of the game. Course enrollment minimum is eight, maximum is 16 and cost is $26.25.

Dog Obedience-Puppy Kindergarten class with instructor Leslie Milleson meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays today through Nov. 26 at the Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area Course.

This class is for puppies 2-6 months old. The owner and puppy learn the basics of dog obedience at a relaxed pace. Sit, stay, come, lie down and good manners are the focus of this class. Because puppies have short attention spans, play and social interaction are important elements of this course. Positive reinforcement, praise and good parenting are emphasized. Please do not bring the dog to the first session.

Minimum enrollment is five and cost is $70.

Dog Obedience ­- Sub Novice class, also taught by Milleson, meets 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays today through Nov. 26 at the Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area.

This is an on-leash course for owners to learn how to train dogs who are 7 months or older. All the basics are covered: sit, stay, come, stand, lie down and heel. This class is based on positive reinforcement and working on getting the dog’s attention and trust. Puppy kindergarten is not required. Please do not bring the dog to the first session.

Course enrollment minimum is five and cost $85.

In Dog Obedience – Novice class, Milleson moves forward in the obedience training to off-leash work. This is done with all the commands. The sub-novice class is required or participants must have permission from the instructor.

Course meets 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays today through Nov. 26 at the Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area.

Minimum enrollment is five and cost is $85.

Tennis, Anyone? meets 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Ironton High School tennis courts with instructor Susan Sheridan.

Tennis is a popular recreational and spectator sport that is played worldwide. Players compete individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. This course introduces students to the basic skills of recreational tennis.

Course enrollment minimum is eight and cost $52.50.

BASIC Computer, which meets 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 14-30 in the computer lab with instructor Alice Boso

This class will include setting up and using email accounts, Microsoft Word, attachments and introduction to social media.

Course enrollment minimum is 10 and maximum is 24. Course cost is $42.

Beginning Quilting with instructor Jennifer McCormick meets 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Oct. 13 through Nov. 19 at the Proctorville Center.

Learn the basics of quilting during this four-week course. Students must bring their own sewing machines.

Course enrollment minimum is 10 and maximum is 20. Cost is $56.

For more information contact Community Education Coordinator Nina Queen at 740-533-4548 or by email at queen@ohio.edu. Visit www.ohio.edu/southern/academics/community-education/index.cfm for a link to community education courses and registration information.

 

Editor’s note: The Tribune will publish information about additional classes in Thursday’s and Friday’s editions.