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Spotlight on Community Education

Heather R. Breaux -   Aug 09, 2007

Calling all residents! St. Charles Parish Public Schools wants you to broaden your knowledge and sign up for a community education course.

Whether you like to cook or enjoy gardening, you can find a class that’s just right for you at nine conveinent locations around the parish.

Listed below are five of the interesting and fun courses on schedule for the fall semester.

•Duck Decoy Wood Carving - Join Donald Meacham, experienced local duck carver, as he introduces you to the rewarding, relaxing, creative art of wood decoy carving. This class is hands on and with Meacham’s guidance all students will learn the process of carving a block of wood, sanding and painting it into a life-like decoy. Location: Hahnville High School. Four sessions: Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuition: $30.

•Sushi 101 - Sushi is a healthy and nutritious food that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a meal. Learn from Chef Ed Rhinehart how to prepare the eastern dish, prepare the sushi rice, select sushi-grade seafood, how to choose the right seaweed and how to prepare vegetables and other ingredients to make your sushi a success. Location: Destrehan High School. One session: Sept. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuition: $25.

•Beginner Basic Cajun Dance - Jim Hooter, owner of The Cajun Dance Co. will teach those with no rhythm the Two-Step, the Waltz and the Jig. Location: Destrehan High School. Eight sessions: Sept. 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24; Nov. 7 and 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuition: $50 (singles), $90 (couples).

•Guitar for Beginners - The guitar is fun, easy to play, and offers a challenge every time you pick it up. Join Delvis A. Diaz’s guitar course and learn how to use chords and play chords by key groups and alphabetical name. Rhythm patterns are explained and the examples provided teach you how to use chords and create rhythmic patterns to fit individual songs. Locations: Hahnville High School - Sept. 18 and 25; Oct. 2, 9,16, 23 and 30; Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Destrehan High School - Sept. 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24; Nov. 7 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuition: $75.

None of these classes catch your attention? Pick up your fall semester course book at the school board office or online at and click on the “community link.”

You can also find a complete list of class locations and registration forms at the Web site.

All courses are lead by qualified instructors and pre-registration is required for all classes, so sign up today - the deadline is Aug. 31.

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