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Looking to learn a new hobby? Find something fun or interesting to do and fulfill your personal goals. With the variety of options you're sure to find something!

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EXTREME FUN!! That’s how people describe this class. Learn from a pro the tips and techniques of shaping and twisting special modeling balloons into various forms to create figures, animals and objects. Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Big Sister or Brother, feel free to bring one child to the class for free. Child must be at least 7 years old. Each paid registrant will leave with a hand pump and bag of 100 assorted balloons.  

Start date: 02/24/18

End date: 02/24/18

Tuition $45.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Flat tire. Chain comes off sprocket. Brakes fail. And you are in the middle of nowhere. Now what do you do? This crash course will teach you what to do to survive those bicycle emergencies on the trail. Also, learn the general bicycle maintenance and care to avoid those crises. Bicycles, training aids, and tools will be provided. Leave with tire levers, patch kit, and the know-how to get your bike back on the road safely. Youth 15+ may register.

Start date: 03/14/18

End date: 03/14/18

Tuition $39.00

Location : Bike Tech Location : 
  Bike Tech.

Room :  Room



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Gain a basic understanding of ceramics and learn a fun new hobby! This class will take you step-by-step through the process of cleaning the green ware, painting techniques, glaze options and firing in the kiln. Materials to create a beautiful vase and bowl are included. Youth 15+ may register. This class is held at Art Craft Studio: 1620 Commercial St., Waterloo.  

Start date: 06/06/18

End date: 06/13/18

Tuition $35.00

Location : Art Craft Studio Inc. Location : 
  Art Craft Studio Inc..

Room :  Art Room



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This beginning ceramics class includes registration for one adult plus a child, age seven and older! You will work as a team to create a piggy bank and a mug. This is a great way to introduce a young person to ceramics while creating a fun and special memory. Materials are included. This class is held at Art Craft Studio: 1620 Commercial St., Waterloo.  

Start date: 04/07/18

End date: 04/14/18

Tuition $35.00

Location : Art Craft Studio Inc. Location : 
  Art Craft Studio Inc..

Room :  Art Room



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Learn to play Bridge, a fun and fascinating card game that helps keep your brain active and healthy!  Formerly employed with the American Contract Bridge League, your instructor will teach you how to evaluate a bridge hand, count points, and the basics of bidding. Practice what you learn in a structured party bridge setting. This class meets at the Cedar Falls Senior Center and is intended for those 60+.  

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/25/18

Tuition $25.00

Location : Cedar Falls Community Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Community Center.

Room :  Cedar Falls Senior Center Room



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Learn to play Bridge, a fun and fascinating card game that helps keep your brain active and healthy!  Formerly employed with the American Contract Bridge League, your instructor will teach you how to evaluate a bridge hand, count points, and the basics of bidding. Practice what you learn in a structured party bridge setting. Great fun for all ages!  

Start date: 07/10/18

End date: 07/31/18

Tuition $25.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/10/18

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114 Computer



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/10/18

Tuition $179.00

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

Room :  114 Computer



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Finding your ancestors and sharing with your loved ones is the ultimate family legacy creation. The internet and public records has made this an activity anyone can do with ease. Certified Genealogist Lyle Potter will explain how to get started and demonstrate how to quickly find ancestors of those attending, using both free and paid sites. This class meets at the Cedar Falls Senior Center and is intended for those 60+.  

Start date: 03/15/18

End date: 03/15/18

Tuition $10.00

Location : Cedar Falls Senior Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Senior Center.

Room :  Cedar Falls Senior Center Room



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Whether to share memorable life experiences with your children and grandchildren, or to seek publication of short life story pieces that will inspire others, there are many reasons to write memoir. Author Mary Potter Kenyon will share tips and writing exercises to get you started writing about your life. This class meets at the Cedar Falls Senior Center and is intended for those 60+.  

Start date: 04/19/18

End date: 04/19/18

Tuition $10.00

Location : Cedar Falls Community Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Community Center.

Room :  Cedar Falls Senior Center Room



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Would you like to catch a trout on a fly rod? This class will teach you how to properly set-up your fly rod and casting techniques to improve your chances of success! Learn how to select a fly and basic knots to tie them to your line. Discover how to read water and currents to know where to cast and to ensure wading safety. If you have a fly rod and gear, please bring to class. If not, demos will be provided in order to practice. An optional fishing trip will be planned upon class completion. Youth 15+ may register.  

Start date: 05/14/18

End date: 05/21/18

Tuition $39.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Would you like to create an ancestor chart or compile a family history booklet for your children? Finding your ancestors and sharing with your loved ones is the ultimate family legacy creation. Certified Genealogist Lyle Potter will get you started on your journey. You will learn where to find information, types of records to research, what Census records can reveal, and how history affected our ancestor’s lives. You will have computer time in class to search the internet with guidance.  

Start date: 08/07/18

End date: 08/21/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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