Use through Sunday, March 4:
Whether it’s Champagne or sparkling wine, “bubbly” is different from the typical wine. The Corry Higher Education Council and Courtyard Winery of North East are teaming up for a “Learning About Bubbly” workshop on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This “lips on” opportunity includes learning about the methods for making these wines, how they differ, pairing foods, and more. Bubbly and appetizers are included in the cost, which is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Registration and payment are required by noon Monday, March 5. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Use through Monday, March 5:
Identifying and applying for Pennsylvania state Civil Service positions is the topic of a free presentation being offered by the Corry Higher Education Council and PA CareerLink of Erie, on Thursday, March 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participants in this presentation-based workshop will be shown how to navigate the Civil Service website and apply for jobs. Registration is required by noon Tuesday, March 6. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
There’s more to making music than playing notes, and a new “Music Theory – Level 1” class from the Corry Higher Education Council is set to fill in the gaps. Aimed at adult musicians and songwriters who are at least at an amateur performance level, as well as intermediate and advanced musicians who don’t know music theory, the class will cover such topics as building chords, making chord progressions, building scales, and learning how all of these apply to songs. It will be held on six Thursdays, March 8 to April 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration and payment for the $39 class are required by noon Tuesday, March 6. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Using digital cameras and smartphones to make small films, whether as a hobby, for possible business use, or to record family events, is the topic of an “Everyday Filmmaking” workshop being offered by the Corry Higher Education Council and instructor Aaron Costello on Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Aimed at ages 12 through adults, topics will include the basics of achieving good shots, DIY tricks to make cinematic shots, and a simple take-home project to get participants started. Registration and payment for the $15 workshop are required by noon Tuesday, March 6. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Use through Wednesday, March 7:
The basics of using the Windows 10 operating system – for those new to computers, or those transitioning from an earlier version of Windows – is the topic of two Windows 10 workshops being offered by the Corry Higher Education Council. The hands-on workshops will be held Monday, March 12 from either 2 to 4 or 6 to 8 p.m. Registration and payment for either of the $29 workshops are required by noon Thursday, March 8. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Spreadsheets are a common business tool, and an introductory 3-hour Microsoft Excel spreadsheet class is being offered by the Corry Higher Education Council on Tuesday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics will include spreadsheet terms, entering data, creating a simple spreadsheet, formatting, and working with simple formulas. Registration and payment for the $39 class are required by noon Thursday, March 8. Contact the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Becoming a Pennsylvania-certified vehicle inspection mechanic is the aim of a “Pennsylvania State Inspection & Tools Course” being offered by the Corry Higher Education Council. The class starts Monday evening, March 12, and the cost is $245 for one category of inspection certification – either cars and light trucks; motorcycles; or heavy trucks. Partial scholarships for up to half the cost of the class are available to those with a financial need. Registration and payment are required by noon Thursday, March 8. For more information or to register, contact the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.
Use through Monday, March 12:
Free and low-cost ways for nonprofits to reach their audiences is the subject of a free “Tips & Tools for Nonprofit Communication and Marketing” workshop being offered by the Corry Higher Education Council and the Nonprofit Partnership of Erie on Tuesday, March 13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Ellen Kehl of the Nonprofit Partnership will discuss free and low-cost apps, tools and resources, for both print and digital mediums, with an eye toward time- and cost-effectiveness. Registration is required, by contacting the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.