The Saline Community Education fall lineup of classes has something special to offer everyone with a diverse and interesting lineup, director Brian Puffer says.
Community Education classes promote and benefit enrichment, recreation, culinary arts and seniors.
“There’s a little bit of everything,” Puffer said. “We try to appeal to everybody.”
Fall classes, now underway, run from August through early part of December. There's still time to sign up for a class, Puffer said, which is as easy as calling Saline Community Education or registering on-line. Those in need of financial assistance may also qualify for a discount.
You don’t even have to be a resident to attend classes.
“Many people travel from different communities to attend,” said Puffer. No additional charges are applied to out of town student fees."
Community Education offers benefits to the community, including
after-school classes and childcare.
“The programs help working families, and give students a place to go after school,” said Puffer. “We also offer year round child care programs and summer camp.”
Here are some of the offerings available this fall:
- Younger kids can participate in after school classes like engineering,
- snowmobiling, making video games or a Spanish language adventure.
- Saline Destination Imagination is open to students in grades K-12 and works to help students “think outside the box” by solving challenges, creating skits and participating in tournaments.
- For older students, driver education, test preparation and success skills for college.
- School sports programs like tennis, lacrosse, field hockey and several traveling sports teams, and instruction in shooting hoops, improving your soccer game or cross-country skiing.
- Horseback riding, flag football, cheers, stunts, tumbles and jumps, swimming, diving and martial arts
Since winter is just around the corner, many are looking for activities to stay fit or keep calm through the holidays. Heath courses include information on balancing your life by balancing your hormones or how to manage chronic pain fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Community Education also offers opportunities to get creative through art and music, along with practical financial classes, like how to apply for social security benefits, strengthen finances or refinancing your mortgage are available. Learn to get the most out of your pension, earn extra money by selling items on eBay or how to prepare your home to sell quickly.
People are not the only students enriched through Community Education. A Dog Training Fundamentals Class can help with basic commands, positive reinforcement and training.
Funding for Community Education is provided from class fees and a voter-approved, 10-year millage that also supports the senior center, pool and several cultural arts programs.
Class fees usually include everything needed for the course unless otherwise noted in the class description.
For more information on the many programs available through
Saline Community Education, call 734-429-8020 or download the complete program by visiting www.salinecommunityed.com