Oct. 10, 2006
A variety of new noncredit community education classes are offered this fall at the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

Among the new community education classes is Handwoven Workshop, which will be offered Mondays, Nov. 6-27, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $96.

This class will utilize a simple frame loom to teach the basics of the weaving craft, from putting the yarn on the loom to making a twisted fringe. Participants will make a scarf in class.

Also new is Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen offered Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50. Gifts for the holiday season don't have to be expensive, and this class teaches how to use the kitchen to create imaginative and thoughtful gifts.

PMC Beyond the Basics will explore more intermediate and advanced Precious Metal Clay projects with certified PMC instructor, Leslie Scott, on four Tuesdays, Oct. 31- Nov. 21, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $98.

This revolutionary new material is changing the jewelry world. It looks like clay and can be worked, rolled, cut and shaped like clay with simple tools. When fired by a torch or kiln, it turns to pure silver like magic.

This class will take participants' basic skills to higher levels as they explore painting organic shapes, making hollow forms, setting semi-precious stones or faceted cubic zirconia. Students will learn patina and finishing techniques to make their own jewelry sparkle.

Students must have taken a PMC Basic class or have previous PMC experience. Tool kits will be available for students. Students will purchase supplies, and an extra firing and tumbling fee will be charged.

A new Winter Seafood Fest will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50. Chef Jeff Sterner will discuss seafood dishes from New England, the South, South West, Pacific Rim, as well as California Spa food. He will teach easy recipes for mussels, clams, shrimp and more.

Also new, Japanese Tea Ceremony will be offered on two Thursdays, Nov. 9 and 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Pemberley Tea Shop, Lancaster. Cost is $35.

Serving tea is a cultural art in Japan that carries a deep meaning for the participants. This class will teach the aspects of the utensils, history, teahouse and the meal. This ceremony is done with elegance and meaning. Students may bring a kimono during this ceremony.

Also new is Italian Appetizers and Entrees which will be offered Sunday, Nov. 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. Rob and Rose Bilas, chefs and owners of Fiorentino's, will teach simple recipes with an Italian flair.

Book Making Made Simple will be offered on three Tuesdays, Nov. 14-28, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $65.

Participants will learn bookbinding techniques starting with a single sewn signature inserted into a purchased card, then using the same skills, create a book with their own cover. The same technique also will be used to make a double signature book.

Class also will make accordion books with a no-paste cover and learn an easy stab binding to bind individual sheets of paper into a book. Hardbound covers will be made with variations of a cut and fold multiple page book. Class also will learn to construct a "Clarkson Book."

Holiday Entertainment: Breakfast and Brunch is a new class that will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50.

This course will teach participants to prepare a creative brunch using sweet main course dishes, pastries, savory egg dishes and fresh fruit.

Also new this fall is Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $45.

Students will learn to create delicate snowflakes, stars or angels from specialty art glass to hang on their holiday tree or give as gifts. Students should have glass cutting skills. Tuition includes use of tools. There will be an extra firing charge, and students purchase their own glass at the first class.

These are just some of the many community education opportunities offered by the Lancaster Campus of HACC located at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike. Information may be obtained by accessing HACC's autumn issue of "Opportunities to Enrich your Personal & Professional Life," a schedule of noncredit classes at the Website below.

Information and a copy of the schedule also may be obtained by calling the Lancaster Campus of HACC at 717-358-2901.

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