Hobbies & Crafts etc

Tuesday Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Learn the highly enjoyable pastime of birdwatching, or expand your skills, as we look for migrating birds passing through, and resident birds that stay all year. The first class will be held on Tuesday Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. This introduction class will feature an appreciation for birds: their feathers, why most of them can fly, how they breathe, how differences in appearance can be clues to their food preferences and habitats, how to identify birds, and more. We will also look at different optics, how to select binoculars, how to properly focus them, and how to choose a field guide to the birds. Please bring binoculars and field guides to class if you have them. There will be 3 field trips: (1) Saturday September 23, (2) Saturday October 7, and (3) Saturday October 21. All will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Details about locations will be provided during the first class and by email.
Judith Gratz, Instructor, Environmental Educator
6 weeks Wed. starts 9/13 7-9 p.m.
Learn to decorate cakes at home. 6 lessons devoted to more advanced techniques. Learn the professional way & much more. An additional $7. material fee payable to instructor 1st night of class.
10 weeks Tues, 7-8:30 p.m. starting 9/12
Have you ever wondered how to make those beautiful embossed layered cards that you see in the gift shops? Want to make a one of kind card that your loved ones will treasure and never part with? In this class, you will learn all the tricks and the techniques of embossing, die cutting, foiling, layering that the professionals use. We will make unique shaped cards, tags, etc. each class and have lots of fun while doing it. $20 additional materials fee is payable 1st night to instructor.
BJ Sellman, Instructor
11. CROCHETING (Beginner)
10 weeks, Wed. starts 9/13 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy learning the basic skills needed to crochet items for yourself & for gifts. Explore common stitches, yarn selection & basic pattern reading so you will be able to select patterns & yarns on your own.. An additional $8 materials fee is payable to the teacher.
DONNA EBERZ, Instructor
12. CROCHET (continuation course)
6 weeks Tues. starts 9/12 7-8:30 p.m.
Add to your beginner crochet skills. The group will select topics to learn- such as pattern reading, crocheting in the round, increasing, decreasing, seaming, afghan, gloves, top, or whatever pattern interests you. Bring worsted weight yarn & appropriate hook for practice the 1st night.
DONNA EBERZ, Instructor
13. KNITING (Beginners, intermediate, Advanced)
10 weeks Tues. 7-8:30 p.m. starts 9/12
Learn to knit or improve your existing skills. New stitch patterns as well as finishing techniques will be explored. There is a $15. material fee due to the instructor 1st night.
5 weeks Wed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. starts 9/13
If you are a hand knitter who would like to complete projects faster, or a person who doesn't knit at all, this is the class for you. Class will cover the basics of machine knitting. We will make several projects including a scarf, hat & gloves will be covered as well as pattern reading and yarn selection.. Material fee of $50. payable to instructor 1st night of class. Machines will be provided .for students use for a rental fee.
5 weeks Wed. 6:30-8:30 pm starts 10/11
This course will build upon the level 1 class. It will cover garment making and finishing techniques.
6 weeks, starts 9/13 7-9 p.m.
Class will be making boutonnieres, corsages, fresh and silk arrangements, up- rights, and center pieces. Decorate for Spring. Add elegance to your home with flowers. Planning a wedding? Would you like to learn about centerpieces, bouquets, corsages & boutonnieres? This is the class for you. Come learn and have fun doing it. An additional $50 materials fee is payable to the teacher.
19. Memoir Writing
10 weeks Wed. starts 9/13 7-9 p.m.
Do You Remember?: Writing Memoirs With Integrity. This memoir writing course will introduce both experienced and novice writers to the subtle nuances of documenting prolific memories into a tangible work of writing. Writers will learn how to impart their reality into the work while learning what and what not to include, the value of truth and authentic details, and how/what to question about one's memory versus others who might not recall the same things about an event. Writers will learn to make decisions about how far is too far and how far is not far enough within the confines of storytelling that is based on one's experiences and observations. This course will help students learn to write what they know and to show, not tell , which are key ingredients in memoir writing. This course will be a platform from which students can develop and complete a memoir excerpt, which can later be fully developed into a full memoir. The suggested text that will be used as a guide is The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text For Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith. All writers must have a notebook and pen from day one.
Felicia M. Maisey, Instructor
22. SEWING (Beginning & progressive)
10 weeks, Tues. starts 9/12 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Come join me and discover the thrill of creating something with the sewing machine. We will get started the first night with basic knowledge such as threading the machine and a simple stitch. We will work at each individual's pace to make a throw pillow and move on to a simple garment. Class size is limited.
PAT CIROTTI, Instructor
1 night Wed. 10/4 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Safe, simple & sane solutions for your home. Save money & feel better making your own non-toxic household cleaning solutions from simple ingredients that work as wee, if not better than the potentially nasty chemicals in commercial products. We will find out how they work & discuss why they do or don't. Get easy recipes & samples to take home.
BETSY NICKEL, Instructor
91. Comparative Mythology:
10 weeks Tues. 7:45-8:45 p.m. starts 9/12
LatinGreco-Roman Myth: This course will introduce deities and stories of the Greeks and Romans. For those who have already learned about the ancient gods and goddesses there will be opportunity to explore lesser known myths and to observe how the Romans adapted Greek myth for their own purposes. Texts will be suggested for those who wish to have books in hand, but the class will be taught through handouts, storytelling and discussion. There is a fee of five dollars for materials.
Dr. M.A.Davis. Instructor
10 weeks, Wed. starts 9/13 6:30-8:30
This is an exercise for the mind that involves skill, concentration and luck. This course is for beginners and for those needing a refresher course. In addition to learning the rules, you'll have hands on experience in playing the game and learning strategies, while having fun. Please bring $10 to the first class for materials. Class size will be limited.
2017 Fall Session
Starts September 12 & 13, 2017 and lasts 10 Weeks unless otherwise noted.

Come the first night of class - there is no confirmation of classes
Register by mail or in person. Register by mail before September 1, 2017. The in-person registration is September 5 & 6, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2017 at the Keith Valley Middle School from 7 to 8:30 PM. Use our online registration form to sign up for classes.
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Map and Direction to School
Classes are held at:

Keith Valley Middle School
227 Meetinghouse Road
Horsham, PA 19044

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*courses marked (*) does not give senior discounts