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PCEC Class Schedule

Sharing Community Knowledge Beginning April 13.

The Potter County Education Council will hold several programs based on “Sharing Community Knowledge” at the Coudersport Office. In North Central PA, individuals in our communities possess extensive knowledge on a wide range of topics. Just check out the list to the left for a brief taste of what is available. The problem is getting this knowledge which resides with individuals into the hands of those who are interested in learning more. That is the goal of this program.

Potential Topics could include Art History, Astronomy, Automobile Maintenance, Cell Phones, Commercial Construction, Computer Networking, Creative Problem Solving, Healthcare, Home Construction, Horticulture, How Do I Make Glass, Local Economy, Lumber Grading, Team Building, Tourism, Web Design, and many, many more.

There is no fee, no money, just a willingness to share your knowledge in exchange for other people’s knowledge. Each month you will hear a presentation by 3 of your peers, and then the group will spend an hour identifying linkages between topics presented and the community, local businesses, and individually for participants.

For an application packet, please contact the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877

"Writing A Professional Press Release"

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Professional Press Release class at the Coudersport Office. Veteran journalists Gerri Miller of www.gerrimiller.com and Teri McDowell will instruct the class on preparation of press releases which cover the "who, what, when, where and why" of events in a thorough and professional manner. What information to include in a press release, how to prioritize facts and strategies for getting the attention of editors, reporters and the public – as well as what not to include – will be among the topics discussed in the two-hour session. The class will also include a hands-on segment, where students can write a press release and have it critiqued by the instructors. This class will be held on Tuesday, April 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. This class is free to the public. To register, call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Actors Workshop II

The Potter County Education Council will hold an Actors Workshop II at the Coudersport office. Paul Herzig and company are offering another acting workshop! This will be a 6-session course using the Strasberg acting method. Paul and his crew will revisit the basic techniques introduced in the first course but then “kick it up a notch” to include advanced techniques and even stage production! The dates for these workshops will be April 2, 9, 16, May 7, 14 and 21 and will run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The cost for the course is $75 per person. To register call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295.

Basic Astronomy Course

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Basic Astronomy Workshop at the Coudersport office. Intrigued with the stars and planets? Wish you knew more about them? Then this four-week class is for you. Join Stash Nawrocki and Maxine Harrison as they guide you through the universe from the planets to the sun and moon. Each week will feature a different area of interest and will include a “current night sky segment” along with handouts. Weekly segments are as follows: April 21-Constellations: Connecting the Dots: Finding popular constellations, History and Stories; April 28 - The Planets: How they formed, Basic geography, Classifying Pluto; May 5 - Sun-Moon-Mars: Their make-up, Influence on Earth, Latest findings; May 12 - The Astronomers and Equipment: Those who have looked up every night and determined the positions of the stars; Basic set-up and use of equipment. The date of the courses will be $10 per individual session or $35 for all 4 session as prepaid only. The program will run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. To register call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295

Backyard Composting

The Potter County Education Council will be holding two compositing classes at it’s Coudersport and Port Allegany Office’s. The workshop encourages residents to reduce their solid waste bill through composting. You will get step-by-step procedures and explanations of the principles of composting to guarantee your success at home. Composting utilizes the natural processes of decay to convert organic materials such as leaves, grass and food scraps into a valuable humus-like material called compost. Reduce your garbage bill and improve the environment all at the same workshop!! All participants who attend this workshop will receive a free composting bin from the PA DEP. Bins are valued at $70. The classes will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at the Coudersport Office and Tuesday, April 28th at the Port Allegany Office. Class will be from 6 -8 p.m. and is free to the public. Call 274-4877, 642-2295 or 435-9490 to register.

QuickBooks

The Potter County Education Council will hold a QuickBooks Class at the Galeton office. With this powerful accounting tool you will learn to organize your business and make your life easier. But best of all, it can be customized to meet your specific needs. So if you are already a QuickBooks owner and want to use the program to its fullest potential or if you are just thinking about purchasing the program, this class is a great way to get started. The date for the classes will be April 25 and May 2 from 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m. The cost of the course will be $190 and will include a text book. To register call 435-9490, 274-4877 or 642-2295.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office will be offering the following computer classes:

March 26 Publisher 2 9 a.m. – Noon

March 26 Access 2 6 – 9 p.m.

March 31 Vista 1 9 a.m. – Noon

March 31 Computer 1st Aid 6 – 9 p.m.

April 1 Windows XP 1 6 – 9 p.m.

April 6 Windows XP 1 9 a.m. – Noon

April 8 Word 1 6 – 9 p.m.

Call 274-4877, 435-9490 or 642-2295 to register for classes.

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office will be offering the following computer classes:

March 30 Windows XP 9 a.m. – Noon

March 30 Computer 1st Aid 1 – 4 p.m.

March 31 Access 2 6 – 9 p.m.

April 6 Word 3 9 a.m. – Noon

April 6 Excel 3 1 – 4 p.m.

April 7 Vista 1 6 – 9 p.m.

Call 435-9490, 274-4877 or 642-2295 to register for classes.

PCEC Port Allegany Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Port Allegany Education Center will be offering the following computer:

March 25 Vista 1 9 a.m. – Noon

March 25 Vista 2 1 – 4 p.m.

March 26 Outlook 2 6 – 9 p.m.

March 30 FrontPage 1 9 a.m. – Noon

March 30 FrontPage 2 1 – 4 p.m.

March 31 PowerPoint 2 6 – 9 p.m.

April 7 Word 1 6 – 9 p.m.

April 9 Excel 1 9 a.m. – Noon

April 9 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.

Call 642-2295, 274-4877 or 435-9490 to register for classes.

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