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The disappearance of the honey bee has been alarming this past decade and will have a huge impact on one third of our food supply if we, as a society, don't take action. The restoration of the bee population in the United States will not be a few companies with millions of bee hives, instead it will be millions of people having 1 or 2 hives in their backyards. Join this class and learn how you can be part of the solution. In this class, you will learn how to set up your hive the correct way. Discover the protective bee equipment, hive components, and assembly.  Understand the difference between the bees and why you need to know. Learn honey bee biology and class system, as well as colony management, pest management, and honey production. Also, you will be able to diagnose the signs and symptoms of viruses and colony collapse disorder and what you can do to prevent it. You will also have the opportunity to order your own bees for your own hive.

Start date: 01/25/17

End date: 05/03/17

Tuition: $149.00



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Be introduced to the healing power of Iowa's weeds. Learn to identify various plants historically used by our ancestors for healing and magic. You will have the opportunity to use various herbs to make a tincture to take home.

Start date: 05/17/17

End date: 05/17/17

Tuition: $49.00



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In this class, you will examine the multitude of divination tools used in forecasting the future.  A brief history along with the opportunity to learn and practice with card readings, pendulums, psychometry, Runes, divining rods and more is in store with this class.

Start date: 04/26/17

End date: 04/26/17

Tuition: $29.00



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Come and learn how easy it is to make your homemade soaps, lotion bars and lip balms.  Learn about the different ingredients that go into the process and about the different websites that can help you create your projects.

Start date: 02/11/17

End date: 02/18/17

Tuition: $39.00



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In this class you will learn how to work with energy in an intentional way to cleanse and bless your home and property. You'll learn how to use herbs and stones to remove negative energy. You'll also have the opportunity to use various materials to make a smudging kit to take home.

Start date: 04/12/17

End date: 04/12/17

Tuition: $49.00



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Learn about the cloud and how to use it. Expand your existing knowledge and get the most out of your iPad or tablet technology by learning some useful tips and tricks to make your life easier and even more enjoyable! Please bring your device to class.

Start date: 04/04/17

End date: 04/04/17

Tuition: $19.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 02/05/17

End date: 02/05/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 02/25/17

End date: 02/25/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 04/02/17

End date: 04/02/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design, and how it can be applied in your field. Agenda Unit 1 What Makes a Game? - Practical Definition for Game -The Anatomy of a Game -Games and Play -Different Types of Games Unit 2 Essentials of Design -Getting Beyond a Game Idea -Game Verbs and Game Mechanics -Documentation -Test Early, Test Often Unit 3 Game Design: Solo and in Teams -Defining Development Needs -Roles in Game Design -Finding Design and Development Partners Unit 4 Serious Games & Gamification -Games Beyond Entertainment -Designing "Serious" Games -Gamification -Designing Gamification Systems

Start date: 02/06/17

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition: $245.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 01/29/17

End date: 01/29/17

Tuition: $45.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 02/26/17

End date: 02/26/17

Tuition: $45.00



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