Patch Picks For Lifetime Learning
Go back to the classroom this fall.
It's not just the kids going back to school this month. Rekindle your love of learning with one of these classes for adult students - in some untraditional classrooms.
Put A Little Swing In Your Step
The polka, Texas two-step, Lindy, hustle: Arthur Murray knows them all. Your trained instructor will evaluate your current skills and determine your goal with an introductory lesson in Glenview. Meet new people, relieve stress, improve your health, increase your confidence in social settings, and maybe add a little romance to your week, all on Waukegan Road.
Get Your Zen On With Yoga
After a long day, Maxine’s yoga class at the Northbrook Park District is a great way to unwind. Her instructions are clear enough for any beginner to follow, and her voice as soothing as a mug of warm milk. Maxine offers instruction for beginners with tweaks for more advanced students along the way, and makes time at the beginning and end of each class to answer students’ questions. Grab your mat!
Go Fly Fishing...at Willow Festival?
The folks at Northbrook’s Trout and Grouse turn the pond at Willow Festival into a classroom when students of all ages and skill levels call for instruction in fly fishing, fly tying and casting. Manager Curt Schlesinger said instructors have distilled 30 years of teaching experience down to an easy, hands-on approach that evolves as instructors get to know students and their skills: no two lessons are the same. Different from other hobbies you might consider, Schlesinger says this one lasts a lifetime. “I learned at 16, I’m 42 now, and there’s no end in sight.”
Take A Class Online On Your Own Time
New Trier Township District 203 offers hundreds of online courses for residents and non-residents alike through the New Trier eXtension, in areas ranging from Wine Appreciation to Marketing your Business on the Internet. Online learning in six-week sessions fits even the most hectic lifestyle, and professional instructors facilitate interaction among students and offer practical information you can use right away. Fire up the computer and explore your interest in sitcom writing, eBay or Photoshop, or build your skills in classes on the job search, keyboarding or speed reading.
Brush Up On Infant CPR
Diane Steinmetz, an associate at Northbrook’s New Mother New Baby, said lots of family members and babysitters participate in these classes – not just expectant moms and dads. “It’s always good to brush up on your first aid skills," she says. "You never know when someone near you is going to get hurt and you’ll want to know how to care for them.” Classes are small and instruction is quite personal, allowing all students to become comfortable with these very important skills.
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