Community Education

The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District has announced its Winter/Spring 2020 class offerings. (To get to your classroom, please use the Band Room entrance, or the Pool entrance.)

Tai Chi

Mondays

January 6 – June 15, 2020 (no class March 2 or March 9)   

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

High School Lobby

Registration fee:  $40 or $5 per class 

Instructors:  Shifu Daniel Comino & Shifu Trainee Kate Molik 

What is Tai Chi?  It is a slow, low impact, physical exercise, that is geared around health and wellness.  It is referred to as moving meditation. The benefits include:

ð        Stress relief

ð        Renews Energy

ð        Improves mental focus and memory

ð        Builds calmness/centered-ness

ð        Develops Liveliness

ð        Circulation improvements

ð        Improves self confidence

ð        Helps balance & coordination

This is a beginner level course done entirely on your two feet.  We will have benches available should you need to take a break.  Please dress comfortably and bring clean dry sneakers.
 

Writing Clearly

Thursdays

Feb. 6 through March 5 (no class Feb. 20, 2020)  4 classes

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Room 212

Registration fee:  $20

 Instructor:  Cathy Kaicher

 Inspiration, passion, and important message, or the simple transmission of facts.  These are some of the reasons we write.  This course will help you convey your ideas and information so that the reader “gets it” the way you intend.  We will talk about direct phrasing, unambiguous sentence structure, active voice and more.  If participants wish, we can use real-life experiences to help determine what we cover in class as well.

Emowered Women

Mondays

March 2 – March 30                             5 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

HS Library

Registration fee:  $25 

Instructor:  Betty Bates

Self-care Part 1:  A five-week class to enlighten women on becoming stronger and more confident in controlling one’s life.  Each week will focus on a different theme:  Health, Gratitude, Proficiency, Laughter, and Joy Boomerangs.
 

5-Hour Pre-Licensing Class

Saturday, February 15

 OR

May 9

8:00 am – 1:00 pm                                1 session – 5 hr.

Room 182 HS

Registration fee:  $30

Instructor:  Tom Herring 

***MINIMUM *** 8 students 

Completion of this New York State Dept. of Motor Vehicle 5-hour pre-licensing course allows student to earn the MV278 certificate which is needed to sign up for a road test at the DMV.

Bring food, drink and your LEARNER’S PERMIT (or proof of)

Financial Wellness:  Preparing for Retirement

Thursday

February 13

5:30 p.m.                                             1 session

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc.

Participants will learn about:

  • How do I want to retire?
  • How much money will I need to retire?
  • When is the right time to retire?
  • Who do I share my retirement income with?
  • What are the greatest risks to my retirement assets?
  • How do I invest for retirement?

Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers

Thursday

March 12

5:30 p.m.                                             1 session

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count)

 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc.

What Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income:

  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • When should I apply for Social Security?
  • How can I maximize my benefits?
  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?

 

New York State Teachers Retirement System

Tuesday

March 24

5:30 p.m.                                             1 session

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • Explanation of Retirement Benefits

-Eligibility for retirement

-Explaining the terms

  • Retirement Benefit Payout Options

-Pension & Annuity options

-Beneficiary options

  • Understanding your Social Security Benefits

-How to coordinate benefits with your spouse

-The impact of the Windfall Elimination provision 

Even though this seminar is listed as NYSTRS, it does offer information that is relatable to the NYSLRS and CSEA members. Some details may differ, but the concepts are the same. If you are a member of another organization and would like to attend, Brett can answer questions that may relate to your specific situation or he can follow up privately after the seminar.

Savvy Social Security Planning for Women

Thursday

April 23                                               1 session

5:30 p.m.

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • How can I maximize my Social Security benefits?
  • Are there survivor benefits if my husband or ex-husband dies?
  • If I get divorced, are there divorced-spouse benefits?
  • How can I best coordinate retirement benefits with my husband?
  • What Social Security planning should I consider before remarrying?

 

Savvy IRA Planning

Tuesday

May 12

5:30 p.m.                                             1 session

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • What type of retirement account is right for me?
  • Can I still contribute to a retirement account and if so, how much?
  • When do I need to take withdrawals and how much do I have to take?
  • How are my IRA withdrawals taxed?
  • How does my IRA fit in to my overall plan?
  • What happens to my IRA when I die?
  • How can I minimize taxes, so I can spend more of my hard-earned money?


Managing Healthcare Expenses in Retirement

Wednesday

May 27                                    1 session

5:30 p.m.

High School Library

Registration fee:  NONE (please register for head count) 

Instructor:  Brett Komm, Financial Services Representative, Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 

  • How Medicare enrollment periods work – and what you need to do to avoid late-enrollment penalties
  • How much you can expect to pay in health care costs after going onto Medicare
  • How Medicare works with private insurance to provide comprehensive coverage
  • Why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs
  • Why you must plan for higher health care costs in retirement – including the possibility of needing long-term care.

 

Basics of Oil Painting

Tuesdays

February 25 – April 21                          8 classes

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Room 149 HS

Registration fee:  $40 + supplies 

Instructor:  Barney Kuzara, Jr., professional       artist

Explore your inner creativity while learning the basics of this self-expressive craft!  Mr. Kuzara strives to give individual instruction to each student and is very talented in his craft!  Supply list will be discussed at the first class.

Maximum enrollment 20. Must call to register. 

 

Rubber Stamp Card Making

Tuesdays

Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2

                                                5 separate classes

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Room 154 HS

Registration fee:  $25

SUPPLY FEE:  $5 to be paid to instructor during class time

Instructor:  Jody Enser 

Rubber stamping will be used to make handcrafted greeting cards.  You will make 2 each of five different cards.  Each class will be different. 

 

Chalk Couture – Chalk Full of Fun!

Tuesday

Feb. 25, March 31, April 28, May 26    

                                                4 separate classes

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Room 145

Registration fee:  $50 

Instructor:  Dawn Gard, Independent Designer

Check out Dawn’s demonstration videos at www.facebook.com/ChalkinwithDawn 

Learn a new hobby that is taking the nation by storm.  Chalking with silk screen transfers.  You will have a make and take project and materials that you can customize over and over again.  Chalk Couture is revolutionizing DIY and home décor with category-creating products like Chalkology Paste, Chalk Transfers, Couture Ink and our exclusive Boards.  Whether you want to build a business or simply chalk everything, this is the class for you! 

During each class you will complete a project to take home, along with a new 2-sided board, reusable silkscreen transfer, squeegee, and 3 paste packets.

Sit & Fit

Session 1

Tuesdays & Thursdays

January 21 – April 9 (no class 1/28)       21 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:  $45 

Session 2

Tuesdays & Thursdays

April 21 – June 11                                16 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:  $35 

Instructor:  Betty Bates 

All ages can benefit from this light and easy class which will include simple chair exercises and stretching to some fun music.  We will include the use of stretch bands and light weights if you choose to bring this equipment to class with you.  Some meditation will conclude the class.  Come and have fun while you stay fit!  Bring a mat for meditation time if you prefer to use the floor.

 

Gentle Morning Stretch

Saturdays

Session 1

January 18 – April 11                           12 classes

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:  $25 

Session 2

April 25 – June 13 (no class 5/23)          7 classes

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:  $15 

Instructor:  Betty Bates 

Come and join a calming and relaxing time stretching.  The exercises will be gentle to the body.  Relax to calming music.  We will end the session with some meditation.  Bring a mat and water.
 

Aquacize

Tuesdays & Thursdays

January 2 – May 21

3: 45 – 4:45 pm                                     35   classes

Pool

Registration fee:  $70 

Instructor:  Jean Mahaney 

Looking for an easy-on-the-joints workout?  Try aquacize and work out in the pool!  Get into shape and enjoy the benefits of this fabulous joint-friendly exercise!  The class is fast paced and cardio intense.  Some coordination and stamina are required.  Extra classes will be added, with no additional fee, to make up for any cancelled classes.

 

Pound Fitness

Session 1 Winter Session:  Kick off the New Year

Mondays & Wednesdays         

January 6 – March  30                          22 classes

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:   Entire session: $85, or $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS 

Session 2, 2020 Spring Session:  Get Toned for Summer

Monday & Wednesday

April 1 – June 24                                  22 classes

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Crowe Common

Registration fee:  Entire session: $85, or $5/single class or $25/6-class POUND PASS 

Instructor:   Shannon Aures Karcz fell in love with POUND fitness 3 years ago and has been teaching POUND all over the north county for almost 2 years.  She is a Level Up certified POUND and Generation POUND Pro.  She is enthusiastic, committed, and passionate about whole wellness and would love to have you join in this fun, highly effective and addictive high energy cardio workout.  You won’t regret it!    

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable, and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities (and we are definitely a group of all ages and abilities that make everyone feel welcome). Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat, sweat towel, and either clean, dry sneakers, or your bare feet are fine.  Ripstix (weighted drumsticks designed for fitness) will be provided for your use at each class.
 

Yoga/Pilates

Karen Bogosian is offering another session of Yoga/Pilates via the Community Education division of Silver Creek Central School District starting Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the high school library. Classes will run through April 8 at $5 per class. Six classes to be held on Wednesdays.

Registration fee:  $30 

Instructor:  Karen Bogosian, Fitness & Aerobics Instructor

A great starting point for beginners, yet highly beneficial to the experienced exerciser.  This gentle exercise will leave you invigorated and relaxed.  Pilates focuses on the strengthening of “core” muscles that help to define and elongate your body.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.

 

Voices with Glory

Mondays

March 30 – May 11                              6 classes

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Room 415 Elem. Chorus room

Registration fee:  $30 

Instructor:  Sondra Holland, NY State certified vocal teacher 

Do you wish to sing with happiness and beauty?  Do you wish to make harmony with your friends and family?  Are you a secret shower singer?   Sondra, a NY state certified vocal teacher, wishes to help develop your unique voice.  Let’s sing the good oldies, songs of peace, love and fun.  Let’s enjoy making music together.


Yoga meets the Arts

Mondays

March 30 – May 11                              6 classes

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Room 415 Elem. Chorus room

Registration fee:  $30 

Instructor:  Sondra Holland 

Learn how meditation helps you tap into your creativity.  In the Orient, artists, before they conceptualize their visions, perform gentle yoga and meditation.  Sondra Holland learned this art technique when she was a student of TANKA, or Tibetan, artistic ways.  She would enjoy very much sharing this lovely expression with future artists in Silver Creek and the surrounding area. 

 

Men’s Basketball

Session 1

Mondays & Wednesdays

January 6 – March 11                           15 classes

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Elementary gym

Fee:  $20 or $2 per class 

Session 2

Mondays & Wednesdays

April 20 – June 10                                15 classes

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Elementary gym 

Fee:  $20 or $2 per class

Instructor:  Dwayne Haskins 

**Every person on their first visit must sign a waiver** For the men.  Are you finding yourself spending too much time sitting around?  Come out one night a week and get some exercise in a fun environment.  Hone your skills.  Enjoy some friendly competition.

 

“WALKING THE HALLS”

There is no pre-registration for the walking program.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the HS lobby.  Please carry photo ID when walking.  Walking will be Monday–Thursday, 3:30 - 8:00 P.M., starting January 6, 2020.