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Spring 2015

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 (2-Day Workshop)EASY Image Organization -- Correction -- Manipulation NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Photoshop Elements is the affordable and easy to use version of Adobe's Creative Suite and Cloud software. Besides being a fraction of the cost of Adobe's CS/CC version, it's easier to use! Quickly download and organize your photos from your camera or smartphone, correct common problems such as red eyes, over/under exposure, or even erase unwanted lines. Additionally, you can create video DVDs, calendars, or photo albums....all within minutes! Instructor: Chris Nishioka Instructor is Chris Nishioka. Status: 0 seats available
Jan 20-Jan 22, TTh 5-8pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Advanced Grant Writing (Kona)In this course, an experienced grant writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal is funded or rejected. Discover a number of finishing touches that can give your project the edge over others. You’ll become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations. Instructor Jeani Navarro will help you discover the quickest and most efficient ways to gather the information you'll need to develop your proposal's attachments, including information on your organization's structure, administration, and finances. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 20 seats available
Feb 21, Sat 9am-3pm, TBD [Kona], $75.00.

Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: All SessionsDo you want to reduce the cost and amount of on-farm inputs, while diversifying the types of crops you grow? Join us in this hands-on course, geared toward both new and seasoned farmers here on Hawai'i Island, as we explore agroforestry: the productive integration of trees and shrubs within an agricultural setting. Instructor Zach Mermel will lead you in modern agroforestry practices that combine the best of centuries-old indigenous cultural know-how with cutting-edge scientific understanding to address economic, environmental, and social challenges facing the farmers of today. Hands-on learning activities will be complemented by knowledgeable guest instructors and field trips to working agroforestry sites on Hawai’i Island. Course Length: 6-hour sessions, over a series of 5 Saturdays (30 hours total) *You may also sign up for individual session. Session 1: Overview of Agroforestry Practices for Hawaii's Farmers (14 March) Session 2: Useful Agroforestry Plants for Your Farm (21 March) Session 3: Integrating Animals into Your Agroforestry System (28 March) Session 4: Right Plant, Right Place: Intercropping & Other Strategies (4 April) Session 5: Diversified Farm Development (11 April) Instructor is Zach Mermel. Status: 12 seats available
Mar 14-Apr 11, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo College of Ag Bldg (CAB) 102 & greenhouse, $500.00.

Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: Session 1Session 1: Overview of Agroforestry Practices for Hawaii's Farmers (14 March) *If you are signing up for all 5 sessions, please register for the section titled "Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: All Sessions" to receive the bundled rate of $500. Instructor is Zach Mermel. Status: 12 seats available
Mar 14, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo College of Ag Bldg (CAB) 102 & greenhouse, $125.00.

Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: Session 2Session 2: Useful Agroforestry Plants for Your Farm (21 March) *If you are signing up for all 5 sessions, please register for the section titled "Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: All Sessions" to receive the bundled rate of $500. Instructor is Zach Mermel. Status: 12 seats available
Mar 21, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo College of Ag Bldg (CAB) 102 & greenhouse, $125.00.

Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: Session 3Session 3: Integrating Animals into Your Agroforestry System (28 March) *If you are signing up for all 5 sessions, please register for the section titled "Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: All Sessions" to receive the bundled rate of $500. Instructor is Zach Mermel. Status: 12 seats available
Mar 28, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo College of Ag Bldg (CAB) 102 & greenhouse, $125.00.

Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: Session 4Session 4: Right Plant, Right Place: Intercropping & Other Strategies (4 April) *If you are signing up for all 5 sessions, please register for the section titled "Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: All Sessions" to receive the bundled rate of $500. Instructor is Zach Mermel. Status: 12 seats available
Apr 4, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo College of Ag Bldg (CAB) 102 & greenhouse, $125.00.

Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: Session 5Session 5: Diversified Farm Development (11 April) *If you are signing up for all 5 sessions, please register for the section titled "Agroforestry for Hawaii's Farms and Ranches: All Sessions" to receive the bundled rate of $500. Instructor is Zach Mermel. Status: 12 seats available
Apr 11, Sat 9am-4pm, UH Hilo College of Ag Bldg (CAB) 102 & greenhouse, $125.00.

Applied Grant Writing (Kona)Participants will produce a mini grant proposal, applying all of the skills learned from the Basic and Advanced grant writing workshops. Proposals will be individually reviewed for minimum requirements, clear and concise statement of need, thorough budget, additional funding sources, board of directors and collaboration efforts. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 20 seats available
Mar 21, Sat 9am-3pm, TBD [Kona], $75.00.

Argentine Tango Immersion IThis course is designed to introduce students to the unique form of dance that is Argentine Tango. We will cover its history, the various types of music, the current styles and social codes, and technique for leading and following. Instruction will challenge the students' level, whether newbie or intermediate. Designed for students 18 and older. Must wear socks or leather-soled shoes. Come and discover what makes this dance so addictive! Instructed by Malia Welch. Instructor is Malia Welch. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 23-Jan 24, FSat 6-8:30pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $50.00.

Basic Grant Writing (Hilo)Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 17, Sat 9am-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $75.00.

Basic Seed Saving for Home GardenersAre you an avid home vegetable gardener? Would you like to save seeds from your favorite varieties of vegetables or develop varieties of your own? This class will equip you with the ability to recognize the type of flowering and reproductive cycle of the vegetables you are growing and teach you how to collect process and store your own seed. You will learn about strategies to maintain seed purity and viability. Gardeners can play a role in the preservation of their favorite heirloom varieties or develop vegetable varieties that are adapted to their own micro-climate. Instructed by Linda Burnham Larish, MS in Horticulture, thesis on corn breeding, who is a member of the Hawaii seed initiative and a gardener/farmer who enjoys saving her own seeds. Instructor is Linda Larish. Status: 15 seats available
Mar 7, Sat 9am-12pm, TBD, $30.00.

Boxing for BeginnersThis beginner's boxing class is taught at a comfortable pace with emphasis on basic fundamental boxing skills. Students will learn hand wrapping, proper stance, foot movement, basic punches, and blocking & counter punching. Also, students will be instructed on how to use and hit the punch mitts. This is not a fitness-based class. Every class is full of information and skill building. Please be prepared to work hard and be challenged! This course is designed to improve balance & coordination and teaches a blend of offensive and defensive skills used in the art of self defense. Please bring your own shoes, towel and mouthpiece. This class is open to anyone 14 and above. Instructed by Perry Harada, a certified coach with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 28-Mar 18, W 5-6:15pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $70.00.

Breakdance 101The breakdancing class will go over the fundamentals of breaking. From top rocks, to footwork, freezes, power moves, and combos. You will learn the structure of a bboy/bgirl(breakboy or breakgirl). How to throw full sets, and develop your own style, creativity, personality, and character as a bboy/bgirl. With his background in popping and locking as well as training in ballet, contemporary and jazz, Trey Saunders brings his unique style and flavor to this class. Open to all levels, ages 12 and up. Instructor is Trey Saunders. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 27-Apr 7, T 7:15-8:15pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $75.00.

Conversational FrenchNative French speaker and long time French instructor, Sylvie Garnero, introduces you to the French language. Through observation and actual practice, you will learn how the French communicate and then replicate it through the use of proper words and grammar. Upon registering, please state if you have had any French in the past year or two or have taken this class before. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero. Status: 20 seats available
Feb 2-Apr 20, M 5-6pm, K 105, $80.00.

Conversational Japanese: BeginnersThis class is for the students who are new to Japanese language. The students will study how to greet, how to introduce yourself, how to ask questions and answer, how to ask for personal information, and how to ask about time. They will also learn the Japanese writing system with Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji (Chinese Characters), including some Japanese culture that can help you to understand the language better. The textbook is Nakama 1 A. Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 14-Apr 29, W 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $150.00.

Conversational Japanese: Beyond BeginnersThis class will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Students new to this class should be able to read hiragana and know some basic greetings and verbs. This class will help you to learn fundamental kanji, and learn more basic communication skills such as introducing yourself, describing daily routines, time, and asking about places. Nakama 1 A textbook is required. Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 10 seats available
Jan 13-Apr 28, T 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $150.00.

Conversational Japanese: IntermediateThis class will focus on advancing students’ ability to hold simple conversations. New students who would like to join must be able to read hiragana, katakana, some basic kanji and fundamental sentence structure. This class will expand your practical knowledge of Japanese language, including stating location and distance, describing routines and leisure activities. Nakama 1 B textbook is required. Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Status: 8 seats available
Jan 22-Apr 30, R 5-6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $140.00.

Create the Life You LoveMake 2015 your best year yet! Whether you're ready to map out your dream retirement, want to make a few life changes or have a big dream project, tthis inspiring and productive class will help you to take action and build a success support team to make your plans come true. Based on the book Wishcraft, by Barbara Sher, a best-seller worldwide for more than 30 years, the class will include writing, image collage, music, and imagination games and exercises to help you think in new ways. Note: Participants will need to order the book prior to the first class session. Instructor Christine Osterwalder, who teaches business communication and public speaking at UHH, coaches adults everyday to successfully pursue big dreams. Instructor is Christine Osterwalder. Status: 10 seats available
Jan 30-Mar 20, F 11:30am-1pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $80.00.

Cyber Security Awareness: Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Cyber Crime (Kona)Are you thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website for your business? Then cyber security should be a part of the plan. Cyber threats are very real and happening right around us. Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence. In this course, Instructor Theodore Henderson will give you a clear understanding of cyber crimes, including trends towards preying on smaller businesses, the most common threats to expect, the practical steps you can take in defending yourself and your business, and identifying long term practices that can be easily implemented. Instructor is Theodore Henderson. Status: 20 seats available
Apr 23, R 8:30am-3:30pm, TBD [Kona], $150.00.

Dance for EverybodyDance for Every Body is a movement experience for anyone who is looking to shake things up a little. Dance tones and strengthens the body while cultivating joy in the heart. Students will be exposed to various dance styles throughout the semester and will also learn a short dance routine. All bodies and experience levels welcome. Instructed by Stephanie Collins, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and life-long dancer. Instructor is Stephanie Collins. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 30-Mar 20, F 6-7:30pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $75.00.

Google Apps for Collaboration (Section 1)Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize the education and business industries. Google has a range of free tools for teaching, business collaboration, and training. Learn about Google tools and how to use them to increase productivity and efficiency through collaboration. Students will learn how to effectively utilize free Google applications such as: Classroom, Drive (cloud storage), Gmail, Docs (word processor), Sites (webpages), Slides (presentations), Forms (surveys and tests), Sheets (spreadsheets), Drawing (charts), Google+ and Hangout (real time communication), Calendar, Maps, Contacts, and more. Instructor is Mark Kimura. Status: 8 seats available
Mar 11, W 9am-12noon, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Google Apps for Collaboration (Section 2)Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize the education and business industries. Google has a range of free tools for teaching, business collaboration, and training. Learn about Google tools and how to use them to increase productivity and efficiency through collaboration. Students will learn how to effectively utilize free Google applications such as: Classroom, Drive (cloud storage), Gmail, Docs (word processor), Sites (webpages), Slides (presentations), Forms (surveys and tests), Sheets (spreadsheets), Drawing (charts), Google+ and Hangout (real time communication), Calendar, Maps, Contacts, and more. Instructor is Mark Kimura. Status: 8 seats available
Mar 24, Tues 9am-12pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Intermediate Excel (Section 1)Description: This course is designed for the students who want to save their time by learning useful tricks they didn't know existed. Topics include: essential functions beyond sum( ) and average( ), faster ways to use table data, mastering pivot tables, creating perfect charts, conditional formatting, importing data from web sites, working with Office Online, and other quick tricks. Instructor is Mark Kimura. Status: 8 seats available
May 8, F 9am-12pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Intermediate Excel (Section 2)Description: This course is designed for the students who want to save their time by learning useful tricks they didn't know existed. Topics include: essential functions beyond sum( ) and average( ), faster ways to use table data, mastering pivot tables, creating perfect charts, conditional formatting, importing data from web sites, working with Office Online, and other quick tricks. Instructor is Mark Kimura. Status: 8 seats available
May 8, Fri 1pm-4pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6 (2-day Workshop)NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! In this Adobe InDesign CS6 class, you’ll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You’ll discover that you don’t have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional-quality documents. The instructor will help you explore the best ways to use the features in this program to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish the course, you’ll not only be comfortable with the tools and features that InDesign CS6 offers, you’ll also know the most efficient ways to use the program to produce the materials you need for your own work, recreation, or hobbies. Instructor is Chris Nishioka. Status: 6 seats available
May 5-May 7, TTh 5-8pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Introduction to Adobe LightroomAdobe Lightroom is the most popular photo processing software program for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. In this course, you'll learn a streamlined process to import photos from your camera, organize albums, edit, and export photos for online sharing and printing. You will learn professional techniques to reduce noise, correct brightness/contrast, enhance colors, cropping/recomposing, remove unwanted spots, correct distortions, geo-tag photos, make slideshows, and protect your photos by adding copyright notes. Instructor: Mark Kimura Ph.D. Instructor is Mark Kimura. Status: 7 seats available
Apr 12, Sun 1-4pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $50.00.

Introduction to DSLR Camera PhotographyWant to take your photographic skills to the next level So you have a nice camera but only know how to use the fully automatic setting? Every wonder what that those other settings do on your camera? In this course, you will be introduced to essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to fully harness the power of your digital SLR camera or high-end compact. This workshop hands-on (indoor and outdoor) will cover camera functions and concepts such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats. Learn proven photographic techniques for common situations such as group photos, children, pets, low light indoor shots, selfies, dealing with backlighting, reducing blur, and more! Instructors: Mark Kimura Ph.D. & Chris Nishioka Instructor is Mark Kimura. Status: 7 seats available
Apr 11, Sat 10am-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $50.00.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher (Section 1)NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Increase your marketing potential with Microsoft Publisher. In this course, students will learn to use Microsoft Publisher to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce high-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures. Students will learn how to create documents from scratch, but you'll also learn how to modify existing templates so you can create customized documents more easily. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents. Finally, you'll learn all about printing your publications and how to share Publisher documents electronically. Instructor is Chris Nishioka. Status: 8 seats available
Feb 19, Th 9am-12pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher (Section 2)NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Increase your marketing potential with Microsoft Publisher. In this course, students will learn to use Microsoft Publisher to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce high-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures. Students will learn how to create documents from scratch, but you'll also learn how to modify existing templates so you can create customized documents more easily. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents. Finally, you'll learn all about printing your publications and how to share Publisher documents electronically. Instructor is Chris Nishioka. Status: 8 seats available
Feb 26, Th 9am-12pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.

Japanese Taiko DrummingLearn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa, current leader of Taishoji Taiko. This class is open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. You will learn the basics of taiko as well as two compositions. Be prepared to learn a lot while working out your body and having a good time. Fee includes all materials and instruments required. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa. Status: 30 seats available
Jan 26-Apr 13, M 5-7pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $80.00.

Leadership for Academics and Professionals (Hilo)Developing yourself and those around you is essential to making a great and lasting impact. The leader sees the big picture, but he or she needs other leaders to help make their mental picture a reality. We are going to embark on a journey of personal growth. In this special session you will be challenged to take some of the many steps that lead to success each and every day. You’ll learn principles that have been tested and proven again and again. The time you spend with Instructor Theodore Henderson, the curriculum, and the concepts will prove to be a worthy investment. Both you and your organization will benefit as you put these ideas into practice. Instructor is Theodore Henderson. Status: 20 seats available
Apr 24, F 8:30am-3:30pm, UH Hilo Campus Center Room #306, $150.00.

Leadership, Team Building, and Coaching (Hilo)As a manager, what kind of relationship would you like to have with your employees … Leader? Friend? Teacher? Mentor?… the person who motivates them, guides them, encourages them, and makes them want to win? Forward-thinking managers have discovered that the same skills that coaches use to create winners in athletics work in a business setting as well. This innovative one-day team-building workshop is designed to teach you powerful employee coaching methods to turn even problem employees into super productive, motivated winners! Make your team members want to give 110% — for themselves, and for their team! Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 20 seats available
Apr 15, W 8:30am-3:30pm, UH Hilo Campus Center Room #306, $150.00.

Lift to ThriveThis beginners exercise class is geared toward older adults or those just starting on their fitness journey. Instructed by PK Soares-Mercado, Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), this class is based on simple strength building exercises for mindfully improving balance, tone and functional fitness. Sessions include low intensity warm ups (no jumping or running), emphasis on proper breathing, lifting and floor exercises, cool down and stretching, and brief question and answer periods. Participants will also learn proper use of exercise equipment, proper form, grip and stance and basic weight management and meal planning. Participants should bring their own: yoga mat, full size bath towel, water, 45” x 1” wooden dowel (green color code from Home Depot), 1 set of 2 or 3 lb. dumbbells, 1 elastic lightweight exercise band with or without handles. PK Soares-Mercado is a professional personal trainer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping others to be happier and healthier. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado. Status: 40 seats available
Jan 26-Apr 13, M 4-5pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $50.00.

Lyrical Hip HopThis creative dance class combines several dance styles including hip hop, contemporary and modern. With his background in popping and locking as well as training in ballet, contemporary and jazz, Trey Saunders brings his unique style and flavor to this class. Open to all levels, ages 12 and up. Instructor is Trey Saunders. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 27-Apr 7, T 6:15-7:15pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $75.00.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)MBSR teaches simple yet powerful practices of body scan, meditation, and gentle mindful yoga to help you to discover a deeper sense of wellness, balance, self-reliance and freedom. Taught by Bernie Schreck, a longtime instructor of meditation and mindful living, this class is for anyone interested in being proactive about their health and wellbeing. Daily home practice assignment will be given. Participants will need their own yoga mat and light blanket. A Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D is required and is available on Amazon.com. This workshop is normally offered for $500 but will be run through CCECS for a much lower price. Take advantage of the huge discount and the long term benefits to your body, mind and spirit. PLEASE NOTE: On March 7, there will be a one-day retreat that will be from 10am-5pm at the UH Hilo Old Gym. Instructor is Bernie Schreck. Status: 25 seats available
Jan 24-Mar 21, Sat 1-5:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $155.00.

Natural Products: Body CareDelicious, luxurious and some are even safe enough to eat – the way body products should be! Learn to create your own body care products and customize them to your needs. Some of the recipes include: gentle oatmeal facial scrub, whipped cocoa body butter, shower sugar and salt scrubs, avocado hair mask and magic sesame skin healer oil. Class includes demonstration and handouts with recipes. Bring your own 1 oz jars/bottles if you would like to take home samples of some of the products. Instructed by Margaux Mellott. Margaux grew up with a Mom who loved Lysol and bleach and after a while began to develop sensitivities and allergies to chemicals. She turned to using herbal remedies which blossomed into a love for simples, mixing house hold cleaners from Grandma's days and drinking fresh teas by the jar full. Her favorite thing is to share the excitement and health benefits of her experience and encourage exploration into wonderful world of simple, inexpensive care of home and body. Instructor is Margaux Mellott. Status: 10 seats available
Feb 18, W 5:30-7pm, 891 Ululani Street, Breakroom, $60.00.

Natural Products: Cleaning HouseSave money, reduce your impact on the environment and avoid harsh chemicals in your household! This class will show you how to create your own home cleaners using household items and essential oils. Customize scents and products so you know exactly what is in them. Tips for mold prevention and safety with essential oils will also be discussed. Class includes demonstration and handouts with recipes. Bring 2 small spray bottles if you would like to take home samples. Instructed by Margaux Mellott. Margaux grew up with a Mom who loved Lysol and bleach and after a while began to develop sensitivities and allergies to chemicals. She turned to using herbal remedies which blossomed into a love for simples, mixing house hold cleaners from Grandma's days and drinking fresh teas by the jar full. Her favorite thing is to share the excitement and health benefits of her experience and encourage exploration into wonderful world of simple, inexpensive care of home and body. Instructor is Margaux Mellott. Status: 10 seats available
Feb 4, W 5:30-7pm, 891 Ululani Street, Breakroom, $40.00.

People in HistoryWho were they? What were they like? What role did they play in the events of their time? Join instructor Tom Goltz, on an exploration of some of the most outstanding, unusual and influential figures in history. The class will begin with Teddy Roosevelt and the Spanish American War, as he aspired to make America into an imperial nation. Participants will then get to determine the next stops on the journey, based on a list of 25 topics. Be prepared to learn and join in lively discussions in this informative and interactive class. Tom Goltz has taught in the CCECS program for 3 years. A certified teacher, he has taught at Waiakea High School and is a guest lecturer on cruise ships. Instructor is Tom Goltz. Status: 40 seats available
Feb 11-Mar 18, W 5:30-7pm, K 112, $40.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 1Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 18 seats available
Jan 27-Apr 7, T 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 2Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 28-Apr 8, W 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 3Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 17 seats available
Jan 29-Apr 9, R 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Sales 101: Increase Your In-Person Sales Success (Hilo)An important ingredient in the successful business is good sales skills. Without it, many sales are lost - sales that may mean the difference between success and failure. This interactive workshop will introduce the Five Critical Phases of Successful Sales. Through demonstrations, exercises and role-plays, participants will be able increase their sales ratios and create happy customers by knowing how to apply sales strategies used by top sales professionals. Instructor Malati Marlene Shinazy is a facilitator, author, and conference speaker with years of experience in diverse workforces, conducting leadership development, training on people-skills and team building and repair for organizations of all sizes and across sectors. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy. Status: 30 seats available
Mar 13, F 8:30am-12pm, UH Hilo Campus Center Room #306, $69.00.

Sales 101: Increase Your In-Person Sales Success (Kona)An important ingredient in the successful business is good sales skills. Without it, many sales are lost - sales that may mean the difference between success and failure. This interactive workshop will introduce the Five Critical Phases of Successful Sales. Through demonstrations, exercises and role-plays, participants will be able increase their sales ratios and create happy customers by knowing how to apply sales strategies used by top sales professionals. Instructor Malati Marlene Shinazy is a facilitator, author, and conference speaker with years of experience in diverse workforces, conducting leadership development, training on people-skills and team building and repair for organizations of all sizes and across sectors. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy. Status: 30 seats available
Feb 27, F 8:30am-12pm, TBD [Kona], $69.00.

Tap SlamThis tap dance course will introduce students to foundational footwork and techniques. Classes focus on strengthening steps and footwork as well as choreography. Beginner and intermediate levels welcome. Instructed by Stephanie Collins, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and life-long dancer. Students will need to purchase their own tap shoes. Instructor is Stephanie Collins. Status: 20 seats available
Jan 29-Apr 9, R 5:30-7pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $90.00.

Vegetable GardeningThis informative workshop will give basic instructions on growing a vegetable garden, including which vegetables thrive in warmer or cooler seasons. Learn about soils, fertilization, transplanting vs. direct seeding, as well as common diseases and insect pests. Taught by Hawaii Tribune-Herald garden columnist Nick Sakovich, retired farm advisor for University of California Cooperative Extension and former Administrator of Master Gardener Programs. Instructor is Nick Sakovich. Status: 40 seats available
Feb 21, Sat 9:30am-12:30pm, STB 108, $30.00.

WordPress Website WorkshopWant to quickly and easily build, update and manage your own website? WordPress is one of the most commonly used website design and management programs. Learn how to: set up a website, create pages and posts, change style, add features, add a photo gallery or store and the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase your visits. Upon completion of this workshop, students will have an attractive, functioning WordPress site that they can update and manage on their own. Instructed by Mary Strong of Ekahi Design. Instructor is Mary Strong. Status: 8 seats available
Feb 2-Feb 6, MWF 5-7pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.