Leisure and enrichment program offers variety of programs

November 7, 2013

VICTORY TWP.  —  The Leisure and Enrichment Program (L&E), sponsored by West Shore Community College and Mason County Central Schools, is offering a wide variety of low-cost or free workshops and seminars throughout the autumn season.

The program is designed to appeal to a diverse array of community interests in the areas of fitness, family entertainment, cooking, arts and crafts, history, finance, technology, music and lifesaving skills.

Even in the digital age, mastering basic map and compass skills not only enhances outdoor experiences, but may also save your life. Local Greg Jacobs will lead “Survival Skills: Orienteering Treasure Hunt,” in which participants practice both map and compass reading through an old fashioned treasure hunt.  Each participant will go home with a personal compass.

Ages 10 and up are welcome with an adult, while ages 16 and up may attend unaccompanied.  This workshop is $25 and will take place on Sat., Nov. 16, from 1-4 p.m.  Participants will meet in the WSCC Rec Center parking lot.

On Nov, 11, add a personal touch to your holiday cheer with Dawn Bourgette’s “Extreme Card Making: Christmas Theme” workshop.  All supplies are included in this make-and-take session where participants will learn the techniques of handmade Christmas cards.

This single-night class is $20 and will convene in Ludington’s Viking Arms Inn Conference Room 153 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor Lisa Cooper returns to teach another round of American Heart Association’s First Aid/ CPR/AED class on Nov. 14, but this time plans to include additional training in blood borne pathogens.

Held from 5:30-9 p.m. in WSCC’s Arts and Sciences Center room 301, Cooper will cover emergency recognition, first aid basics, medical, environmental and injury emergencies, current CPR practices and an introduction to the use of AED.  Cards are issued on site, and the class is $85.

If you’re looking to gain understanding of the key principles of saving and investing this season, Financial Advisor Michael Heckman will offer a clear introduction to “Practical Investing.”

For $10, this workshop will focus on providing participants with specific strategies to help them reach long-term fiscal goals. Meeting every Tuesday from Nov. 12-Dec. 10 in the Schoenherr Campus Center room 751, Heckman promises both a convenient and comfortable learning format and environment.

“All of our enrichment courses are led by volunteers, professional experts in their fields, or proficient hobbyists sharing their special knowledge of interesting topics,” says Natalie Grochowski, coordinator of the L&E Program. “The courses are varied in order to satisfy the backgrounds and interests of those who share a dedication and commitment to learning.”

The full schedule of L&E events is available online.

To register for a class or event, contact the WSCC Office of Student Services at 231-843-5510.

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