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Ever had a flat tire or dead battery, but did not know how to fix it?  This Basic Automotive Maintenance class for women will not qualify you for a NASCAR pit crew, but you will get a clearer picture of what goes on under your car's hood.  Mary will pass along the knowledge she has gained from many years of experience in the automotive industry.  In a non-judgmental atmosphere, learn the basics of how a car works; simple maintenance procedures that can help save you money, grief, and waiting around for a service technician to show up.  Learn the auto jargon and build your confidence with this hands-on course, that will provide you the knowledge to perform your own light automotive maintenance.   Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.    

Start date: 10/13/18

End date: 10/13/18

Tuition $39.00

Location : Regional Transportation Training Center Location : 
  Regional Transportation Training Center.

Room :  109



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After installing a hive, now what? What could possibly go wrong? Will my bee hive make it through winter? Maintaining a hive can be more challenging than installing it. Learn how to troubleshoot your hive during the summer months. Explore requeening and the best time to do it, how to split hives and make increases, how to catch swarms and trap them. Discover the option of nucleus and double nucleus hives, and how to use a queen castle and make queens. Prerequisite: Beekeeping for Beginners or hive owners.    

Start date: 09/19/18

End date: 10/24/18

Tuition $99.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  108



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Would you like simpler mornings, less clutter, more productivity and possibly less laundry? The minimalism movement is helping individuals find meaning and reduce stress. A professional organizer will share her tips on how to de-clutter and organize your stuff so you can create room for what’s really important. Discover the benefits of minimalism, including a more organized household, greater peace of mind, and more money in your pocket!  

Start date: 11/13/18

End date: 11/13/18

Tuition $19.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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Learn from our expert how to diagnose, tune-up, and perform small engine repairs yourself instead of having someone else fix it, saving you time and money. Learn the proper way to transition your lawn mower and snow blower from one season to the next. Discover simple maintenance techniques that can help prolong the life of your equipment’s engine. In addition, gather important safety information to prevent injury to you or your family. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 09/15/18

End date: 09/22/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Main Campus - Butler Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Butler Hall.

Room :  111



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