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Chase the Winter Blues Away with Fun-Filled Courses at Pitt-Johnstown

Chase the Winter Blues Away with Fun-Filled Courses at Pitt-Johnstown

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     Are you looking for a way to chase those winter blues away?  The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Office of Community Education and Outreach is offering over 40 fun-filled ways to help.

     “Saturday Cartoon Alternatives for Kids” features fun and educational courses for children four years and older.  Exciting hands-on courses will introduce children to science, math, theatre, art, and music through courses including “Fitness Fun,” “Musical Theatre,” “Campus Cheer,” “Wonderful World of Webkinz,” “Penguin Party!,” “Princess Power,” “Wacky Winter Wonderland,” “Sensational Sunflowers,” and “Rainbow Fish.”

     Adults can explore new hobbies, acquire new skills, or improve the mind and body in “Purposeful Pastimes for Grown Ups” and the “Mind and Body” programs.  Offerings include “Spring Fabric Wreath,” “For the Love of Watercolors,” “Introduction to Middle Eastern Dance,” “The Skinny on Cholesterol Health,” “Strong Bones: Fighting Osteoprosis,” “Chair Yoga and Guided Imagery,” “Angels in the Making,” and “Stand Up Straight! What Your Posture Means to You.”  Some of the perennial favorites include “The Joy of Oil Painting,” “Buying a Digital Camera,” “Digital Photography,” and “Ebay for Beginners.”

     Offered in partnership with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, “The Bottle Works Series” features a number of adult courses including “Cooking with Tasty Tofu,” “Pysanky Egg Art,” “Homemade Nut Rolls,”  “Polish Golabki,”  “Soup’s On!,” “Perfect Pierogies,” “Homemade Bread Making,” and “Sun Salutes.” 

     A free Pitt-Johnstown Winter Weekends brochure may be obtained by calling the office at 814-269-2099 or visiting www.upj.pitt.edu/outreach.  Classes are being held each Saturday from February 28 through March 28.  Special discounted prices are available for those who register early.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 2/10/2009 10:40:00 AM