NWC News Desk

Four more Saturday Seminars coming to Worland in April

Posted March 25, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - Piano chording, scrapbooking, replenishing garden soil and writing flash fiction will all be explored during Saturday Seminars April 5 and 12 at the Northwest College Worland Center.

Sessions meet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on one Saturday. Lunch is provided and ½ college credit can be earned for each class. Cost is $50 per session. The seminar format ensures a relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunity for sharing and no tests to worry about. At the end of each session, participants should have a more informed confidence on the topic and an actual hands-on experience.

Worland-area residents have two topics to choose from on April 5.

Connie Moore teaches "Piano Chording." The class is designed for those piano players who play melody with their right hand and want to learn to chord with their left. Moore promises that by day's end, her students will sound "like they've studied piano for years and be able to improve harmony for their melodies."

Micah Humphreys will discuss what soil is and how it works in "Replenish Your Garden Soil." Participants will learn how to make informed decisions about fertilizer application rates and timing. The class also includes practice with different fertilizers and soil sampling equipment.

On Saturday, April 12, the choices revolve around words and pictures.

Lisa Harsh and Roena Halbur will team up to show participants how to "Preserve Your Family Memories through Scrapbooking." They'll offer plenty of hands-on exercises to create lasting memories with photos from vacations, weddings, birthdays and other important life events. Special emphasis will be given to the use of acid-free or archival-quality materials to ensure that family memories can be passed down to children and grandchildren.

Taten Sheridan teaches "Reading and Writing Flash Fiction" for those aspiring writers who don't have time to write the great American novel but still want to write something. Flash fiction has been called the short short, microfiction, sudden fiction, postcard fiction and sometimes even prose poetry. Sheridan will share the creative history of flash fiction and some basic creative writing techniques that can be used by any writer. Participants will write a flash fiction piece during the class.

For more information or to register for a Saturday Seminar, e-mail Ronda Peer or call (800) 560-4692, ext. 6123.