Leisure & enrichment learning classes

July 30, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — The Leisure & Enrichment Program, sponsored by West Shore Community College and Mason County Central Schools, is offering several learning opportunities in the upcoming weeks.

On Wed., July 31, WSCC Professor of Mathematics Paul Drelles will be exploring the exciting world of graph theory. In addition to their pure mathematical beauty, graphs have a surprising number of practical applications. Drelles will present graphs as “very simple objects.” This presentation begins at 6 p.m. in room 751 of the Schoenherr Campus Center, and is free and open to the public.

WSCC Associate Professor of Math and Science Joe Grochowski will take on the major recent discovery of the suspected Higgs boson particle on Sun., August 11. Previously unseen, this particle made headlines when the large Hadron Collider announced the finding on July 4, 2012. Grochowski will describe the experiment behind what has been sensationalized as the “God Particle.” This presentation is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

Looking for something for your teen? On Thurs., August 1, local DJ and WSCC student Nate Markham will be teaching a two-session Introduction to DJing. Enrollees will engage in the basics of mixing, scratching, and using a turntable as an instrument. Laptop DJing will also be covered. Nate’s “DJing Basics” runs $20, and meets from 5-7 p.m. in the MBT conference room of the Administrative and Conference Building. A second session will occur on August 5, at the same time and place.

Jewelry crafter Laurie Sutton will begin a three-evening course, beginning on Tues., August 6, that teaches participants how to wire-wrap beach glass, small stones and other objects, to be incorporated into a beaded necklace and matching earrings. This course is a terrific way to celebrate the Lake Michigan’s coastline. Adults and children over 10 are welcome. Sutton’s class costs $50, meets from 7-8:30 p.m., and reoccurs on August 13 and 20. The class is located in the MBT Room.

Call the Student Services office at (231) 843 5510, to enroll for those workshops where there is a fee.

Whether you’re looking to learn or continue a hobby or learn something new, the leisure an enrichment courses and workshops offer something for everyone at an affordable price and are open to learners of all ages and backgrounds. They’re taught by highly-qualified instructors and are scheduled at convenient times. ###

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