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WNCC Douglas offers adult community service classes this spring

by Deanna Abbott

The Douglas Campus of Western Nevada Community College kicks off a new Community Services Program with classes and seminars for adults. The classes are designed to provide new learning opportunities for adults in the quick and easy format of a seminar or short term class.

All classes are non-credit and are not graded. The schedule for the spring semester includes a variety of arts and crafts classes, investment seminars, history lectures, and Quickbooks computer classes. All classes are located at the new Douglas Campus on Bently Parkway So. off Buckeye Road, Minden.

Three different financial planning seminars are offered.

n The ABC’s of Investing for the Retired will cover trusts, estate planning, taxable and tax-free investments, interest bearing investments and “how long will my money last” calculations, Feb.13.

n In ABC’s of Investing for Everyone, students will learn about stocks, mutual funds, taxable and tax free investments, and interest bearing investments as well as the advantages and evaluation of each. The class will look into the use of financial newspapers and the Internet when investing, Feb. 20.

n Investments, Cash Management, and Retirement Plans for Small/Medium Business will help the business owner learn how to best use cash management options, investments and retirement plans, Feb. 27. A CPA and business attorney will talk about the best ways to structure a business. Loren Orr is the instructor.

n Gourd Art I is an introduction to unique, decorative, hard-shelled gourd art work. A gourd birdhouse will be painted with acrylics in a chili pepper design, Feb. 20 and 27. The history, growth, care and cleaning of gourds will be covered.

n Gourd Art II will introduce wood burning, cutting, sewing and color staining using hard-shelled gourds, April 10 and 17. Students will design a bowl or container from books provided. Tina Tyrrell is the instructor.

n Learn to paint “Gary Jenkins” floral style oil painting from a certified teacher in the Floral Paining workshop, May 22. A bouquet of geraniums and daisies will be painted on a round canvas, which does not require framing. Tina Tyrrell is the instructor.

n Basic Collage 1 and 2, March 13, 20 and 27 and May 1, 8 and 15 is perfect for students who want to take an art class but are concerned about having the necessary skills or background in art. Students will learn to assemble collages using a variety of mixed media. James Weaver is the instructor.

n The Law and the Wild West: A Nevada Perspective is a one-day seminar for history buffs, Feb. 27. Learn about the last stagecoach robbery is Nevada and about bank robberies of the mining era. The class will cover the history of Law enforcement, the Territorial Sheriffs of Nevada, and the history of the Nevada State Police. Frank Adams is the instructor.

n A series of Quickbooks computer classes are available, May 1, 8 and 15. A three-day session Quickbooks class will cover the basics of working with inventory, invoicing, billing, reports, payroll, sales tax, and job estimating. There are also several one-day seminars that will look at different features of the Quickbooks software in more detail. These include Quickbooks Payroll, Feb. 13, Quickbooks for the Retail Service Business, March 13, Quickbooks for the General and Specialty Contractors, April 10. Ed Ament is the instructor.

For more information about the classes and their costs call WNCC Douglas at 782-2413.

You may also email Deanna Abbott, Douglas Campus Community Service Coordinator, at dabbott@scs.unr.edu.

To enroll in any of these classes go to the administrative office of the WNCC Douglas campus between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students must register at least three working days before the start date of the classes.

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